Wrexham 1-3 Aberystwyth Town
From Carrie Dunn – Aberystwyth Town FC (20/12/22).
Above: Aberystwyth Town hat-trick hero Emily Thomas. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Aberystwyth Town.
An Emily Thomas hat-trick fired Aberystwyth Town through to the semi-final of the FAW Women’s Cup, beating Wrexham AFC 3-1 behind closed doors at Colliers Park.
All three of her goals came in the second half, beginning with a fine finish in the 56th minute, running on to an audacious chipped through-ball from Rebecca Mathias.
Rosie Hughes got one back for Wrexham with 15 minutes to go – but just two minutes later Thomas restored the advantage, capitalising on patient build-up play from Libby Isaac.
And she sealed the Seasiders’ place in the final four – where they will play Briton Ferry Llansawel on Sunday 19th February – as she slotted home seven minutes from time.
The Seasiders’ next home match is another cup encounter – also against Wrexham, this time in the quarter-finals of the Genero Adran Trophy, kicking off at Park Avenue at 2pm on Sunday 15th January.
Before then, they travel on Sunday 8th January to Cardiff Met in the Genero Adran Premier.