Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the three Adran Leagues (15/11/22).
Above: Celebrations for Cardiff City who are now five points clear at the top of the Adran Premier. Photo: Cardiff City.
Cardiff City hold a five-point lead at the top of the Genaro Adran Premier after a 3-1 win over city rivals Cardiff Met. The New Saints and Pontypridd United drew 2-2 while Aberystwyth Town thrashed Barry Town 5-1. Wrexham retained their 100% record in the Adran North while Cascade YC keep second spot in the Adran South.
Cardiff City 3-1 Cardiff Met
Rhianne Oakley opened the scoring for the Bluebirds after ten minutes after she was played in by Lil Billingham. Oakley has been fantastic for Cardiff City this season and got the second heading home from a Seren Watkins corner just before half-time.
City started the second half quickly and Danielle Broadhurst added a third. Erin Murray pulled a goal back from the spot, but the Archers were unable to come back and are now six points behind their city rivals.
The New Saints 2-2 Pontypridd United
Emily Ridge opened the scoring at Park Hall netting after 38 minutes giving TNS the lead. Just after half-time, Alison Witts equalised for the visitors and they soon took the lead. Jasmine Turner scoring after 54 minutes.
There was drama to come as TNS levelled with two minutes to play when Isobel Redding headed in from a Chantelle Teare corner. TNS stay in fifth place with 10 points while Pontypridd hold on to fourth place with 11 points.
Aberystwyth Town 5-1 Barry Town United
Aberystwyth moved above Barry into sixth place after a 5-1 win at Park Avenue. Emily Thomas with the first goal just three minutes into the game. Shauna Chambers made it 2-0 after 13 minutes as Aber started well. With 19 minutes gone, Rebecca Mathias put the Green and Blacks three up as Barry failed to get going. Ffiona Evans made it 4-0 before the break.
Barry stopped the goals going in at the start of the second half, and Mackenzie Olden pulled a goal back with 74 minutes gone. Hopes of an unlikely comeback were ended three minutes later as Barry captain Lauren Harris was sent off. Amy Jenkins added a fifth for Aberystwyth on 79 minutes.
In the Adran North, Wrexham still lead the table after a 9-0 hammering of Airbus UK. Goals from Rebecca Pritchard, Tonicha Dickens, along with a hat trick for Ava Suckley and four for Amber Lightfoot.
CPD Y Rhyl 1897 move into fourth place after their 2-0 win over Llanfair United. Rebecca Bannister give Rhyl the lead and Niomi Taylor added a second as Rhyl ran out winners at Belle Vue.
Cascade YC kept the pressure on leaders Briton Ferry Llansawel with a 4-1 win over Swansea University. Cascade came out quickly in this game with Sian Rees giving them the lead after 10 minutes. Annaliese Lewis added a second after 28 minutes. Lewis completed a hat trick in the second half before Angelika Barris pulled a goal back for Swansea Uni.