Welsh Weekend Wrap

Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action in the last 16 of the Welsh Cup. (1/11/22).

Above: The facial expression says it all as Swansea City bow out of the Welsh Cup to Cardiff Met. Photo: Swansea City.

It was the last 16 of the FAW Welsh Women’s Cup this weekend with teams looking to book a place in the quarter-finals.  Holders Cardiff City booked their place with a 5-0 win over Pontypridd Town in an all Adran Premier clash. 

Cardiff Met knocked out Swansea City in another all-topflight affair.  The big shock of the round came at Park Hall as Adran North side Wrexham beat The New Saints.  Elsewhere there were wins for Briton Ferry Llansawel, Abergavenny, Cardiff Wanderers, Llandudno, and Aberystwyth.

The New Saints 1-2 Wrexham

Above: Wrexham get a shot in against The New Saints. Photo: Wrexham Ladies

Wrexham made a flying start to the game taking a 2-0 lead after 25 minutes.  Rebecca Pritchard opened the scoring sliding in at the far post after a ball across from Tonicha Dickens. 

After a good spell of Wrexham pressure, Libby Mackenzie was brought down in the box.  Rosie Hughes stepped up and hit a powerful spot kick past TNS keeper Libby Rubin. 

TNS tried to get back into the game in the second half but Wrexham held them out until the 89th minute when Lexie Harrison pulled a goal back.

The comeback came too late for TNS, and Wrexham held on to make it to the next round. 

Swansea City 0-0 Cardiff Met

(Cardiff Met win 5-3 on pens)

It was a tight game between the two-chasing side in the Adran Premier at Llandarcy. 

Katy Hosford went close twice for the Swans hitting one effort just over the bar and soon after hitting just wide. In the second half, Hosford went close again but Met keeper Amelia Forkings got a hand to the ball to turn it away. 

After ninety minutes the sides couldn’t be separated, and the match went to penalties.

After seven scored penalties Erin Murray, Emily Allen, Robyn Pinder, and Jessica Westhoff for Met. Stacy John-Davis, Katy Hosford, and Emma Beynon for Swans, Jessica Wiliams missed for Swansea and allowed Stephanie Turner to win the tie for Met.

Connah’s Quay Nomads 0-2 Aberystwyth Town

Aberystwyth overcame Adran North side Connah’s Quay Nomads with a 2-0 win.

It took Aber until the 64th minute to break the Nomads’ defence with Gwenllian Jones getting their first. In added time Amy Jenkins made sure that the Green and Blacks would be in the quarter-finals. 

Abergavenny 3-1 Carmarthen Town

Abergavenny may be struggling in the Adran Premier, but they continued their Welsh Cup run with a 3-1 win over Carmarthen. 

Lucy Boyd got their first from the spot after 34 minutes and Eliza Atkins added a second before halftime. 

With 64 minutes played Carmarthen were back in the game as they pulled a goal back.  Keeper Ffion Ashman scored from the spot. Despite Carmarthen coming back into the game Abergavenny added a third to book their place thanks to a goal from Gracie Grosvenor. 

Cardiff City 5-0 Pontypridd United

Above: Delight for Cardiff City against Pontypridd. Photo: Cardiff City.

Holders Cardiff City made it through what could have been a tricky tie putting five past Pontypridd. 

City captain Siobhan Walsh headed in after eight minutes from Seren Watkins corner. On the half-hour mark the Bluebirds extended their lead.  Rhianne Oakley finished off from a pass in from Phoebie Poole. 

In the second half, Oakley added two goals in two minutes to complete her hat-trick as Cardiff took a four-goal lead. Phoebie Poole added a fifth with two minutes remaining as the holders went safely into the quarter-finals. 

Briton Ferry Llansawel 9-1 Llanelli Town

Briton Ferry continued their 100% winning start to the season as they hammered Llanelli Town. 

Lucy Powell smashed a fifth minute penalty before two stunning goals from Lowri Baker gave the hosts a 3-0 lead.

Before half-time, forward Mollie Jones added a fourth with her 11th goal of the season. 

In the second half Ferry’s dominance continued as Jessica Denscombe helped herself to four goals and Lowri Baker added one for her hat trick. Charmian Martin got a goal for Llanelli but a strong performance from the home side sees them go into the next round. 

Llandudno 10-0 CPD Rhyl 1879

Llandudno had far too much quality for Rhyl as they run out 10-0 winners.

Mari Gibbard was the star of the game scoring five.  Louisha Doran with two, Maddie Williams and India Hassell with the other goals.

Pencoed Athletic BGC U19 1-4 Cardiff Wanderers

Rachel Beare, two from Jade Croft, and an Erin Jones own goal gave Cardiff Wanderers a 4-1 win over Pencoed. 

Pencoed had got off to a good start with Amber Thomas giving them the lead.  It wasn’t to be for the young hosts however as the Wanderers ran out winners and will be the only team outside the Adran Leagues in the next round. 

Welsh Cup Quarter-Final Draw

Cardiff Wanderers v Briton Ferry Llansawel

Cardiff Met v Llandudno

Cardiff City v Abergavenny

Wrexham v Aberystwyth Town

Matches will be played on Sunday 11th December. 

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