Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the three Adran Leagues. With thanks to Aberystwyth Town’s Carrie Dunn for additional reporting (5/12/22).
Above: Celebrations for Cardiff Met – 1-0 winners over Pontypridd United at the weekend. Photo: Cardiff Met.
Cardiff City remain at the top of the Genaro Adran Premier after a draw in the South Wales Derby at Swansea City. Aberystwyth stage a stunning three-goal comeback against TNS, Barry, and Abergavenny share the spoils in a six-goal thriller at Jenner Park.
Wrexham stay on top of the Adran North with their fifth win of the season, and Briton Ferry Llansawel make it three from three to pull away at the top of the Adran South.
Swansea City 1-1 Cardiff City
Another big crowd for a Women’s game in Wales as 1,376 supporters turned out at the Swansea.com Stadium for a vital South Wales Derby.
Katy Hosford gave the home fans something to cheer as she smashed past Ceryn Chamberlain from a tight angle in the 51st minute. Cardiff City looking to keep their unbeaten start going came back into the game thanks to a stunning strike from Phoebie Poole. Cardiff remain top and five points clear of Swansea with games to play before the league splits for phase two.
Aberystwyth Town 3-3 The New Saints
Aberystwyth staged a stunning three-goal comeback to rescue a point against The New Saints.
Caitlin Chapman put the Saints ahead after 20 minutes and Lucie Platt added a second before halftime. Chapman made it three on the hour mark as it looked to be a comfortable win for TNS. Elin Jones started the comeback for the Green and Blacks and Gwenllian Jones got the second with twenty minutes to play. Aber left it very late to finish off their comeback as Tania Wylde secured a draw in the 96th minute.
Speaking afterwards to her club media officer, Aberystwyth’s Gwenllian Jones said: “I don’t think I’ll be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning! Everybody worked so hard to get that result – we needed it,” said Gwenllian Jones afterwards.
“Playing in the top league of women’s football in Wales is great for me personally, but it’s also great to play alongside these girls.”
Aberystwyth go into sixth place but are now level on points with TNS on 11.
Barry Town United 3-3 Abergavenny
There was another six-goal thriller this week as Barry and Abergavenny with head-to-head at Jenner Park.
Alana Murphy gave the Pennies the lead after 23 minutes and Abergavenny went into the break ahead. Mackenzie Olden equalised for the Linnets shortly after the restart and Barry went on the front foot with Taite Trivett putting them ahead. The lead was short-lived as Ellis Lunn levelled for Abergavenny just a minute after Barry had taken the lead. The game swung back in Barry’s favour as captain Lauren Harris restored their lead with 18 minutes left. Barry couldn’t hold on and Alana Murphy scored with four minutes left to help her side gain their first point of the season. Abergavenny stay on the bottom of the Adran Premier with one point while Barry are seventh on ten points.
Cardiff Met 1-0 Pontypridd United
Cardiff Met remain third and seven points behind the leaders after a 1-0 home win over Pontypridd United.
Erin Murray’s goal after 26 minutes was enough to take the three points. Pontypridd remain in fourth place three points ahead of TNS in fifth.
Wrexham’s lead in the Aran North is now five points after a solid 2-0 win over Airbus UK. Wrexham left it late with late goals from Rosie Hughes securing the win.
Connah’s Quay Nomads drew 1-1 with Llandudno, Maddie Williams getting the equaliser after Nomads took an early lead. Nomads remain in second on ten points with Llandudno third. CPDM Y Felinheli also drew with Llanfair United 2-2. Fflur Williams giving Felinheli the lead after 10 minutes, but they were pulled back five minutes later thanks to Harriet Davies’ goal. Fflur Williams restored the lead for Felinheli before half time but Davies got her second to share the points for Llanfair.
With Cascade v Caldicot Town postponed there was just one game in the Adran South this weekend as Briton Ferry Llansawel hosted Swansea University at Old Road.
Swansea Uni tried to make if difficult for Briton Ferry but after Megan Kearle’s opening goal on 24 minutes, the home side took control of the game. Fleur Jenkins added a second before Kearle got her second on 38 minutes. Lowri Baker added a fourth before the break with Kearle rounding off her hat trick in the second half. Baker added a sixth goal to round off a strong win for the Reds.