Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the FAW Women’s Cup, and the three Adran Leagues (22/12/22).
Above: Action from Cardiff City’s (white shirt) game with Barry Town United at the weekend. Photo: Perry Dobbins.
Aberystwyth Town booked their place in the Welsh Women’s Cup semi-final with a 3-1 win away at Wrexham. Cardiff City maintained their good form with a win over Barry and Cascade YC moved to the top of the Adran South with a big win over Briton Ferry.
FAW Welsh Women’s Cup
Wrexham 1-3 Aberystwyth Town
The re-arranged cup fixture between Wrexham and Aberystwyth saw the Green and Blacks go through to the semi-finals.
The Adran Premier side took the lead after 56 minutes thanks to Emily Thomas. Rosie Hughes equalised for Wrexham but two more goals from Thomas saw victory for Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth will now face Adran South side Briton Ferry Llansawel in the semi-final. Click on the following link to read Carrie Dunn’s feature on the game that appeared on the site on Tuesday: https://impetusfootball.org/2022/12/20/thomas-hat-trick-fires-aberystwyth-into-semis/
Cardiff City 1-0 Barry Town United
Cardiff City picked up the win after a tough game in very hard conditions at Cardiff International Sports Stadium against a very game Barry Town United side who held out until the 89th minute.
Cardiff started quickly and Phoebie Poole fired wide of the goal before Rhianne Oakley forced a save from Erin Brennan. Danielle Broadhurst lifted an effort over the keeper only for the ball to go just wide of the target.
With the game goalless going into the second half, City continued to pressure Barry. Oakley found Poole with a cross, but Poole pulled her effort wide again. With time running out both Hannah Power and Megan Bowen fired wide from distance.
Barry however could not hold out for a point as sub-Megan Saunders found some space in the box and fired in the winning goal. Cardiff now lead the Adran Premier by eight points.
Briton Ferry Llansawel 0-2 Cascade YC
With the pitch at Old Road being unplayable for this game between the top two was moved to Llandarcy Academy of Sport. The heavy rain made the game tricky for both sides as they struggled to gain a rhythm.
Briton Ferry pushed and saw several early chances, but Cascade keeper Kristy Lewis was on form to stop them.
Cascade opened the scoring with a cross to the edge of the box finding Annalise Lewis. Lewis managed to get some space and fired a low shot past Courtney Young.
A goal down Briton Ferry pushed further forward but this played into Cascade’s tactic to hit their opponents of the counterattack. Their second goal came from pressing the Ferry defence with Abbie Davies firing in from close range. Cascade move above Briton Ferry into first place in the table with 12 points.