Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the Welsh FA Cup, and the three Adran Leagues (10/1/22).
Above: Cardiff Met in possession against Llandudno in the Welsh FA Cup Quarter-Final. Photo: Perry Dobbins.
Cardiff Met booked their place in the FAW Welsh Women’s Cup semi-final with a 5-1 win over Llandudno. The New Saints picked up a big win in the Adran Premier moving into fourth place. Connah’s Quay Nomads closed the gap at the top of the Adran North to two points, and Briton Ferry Llansawel returned to the top of the Adran South.
FAW Welsh Women’s Cup:
Cardiff Met 5-1 Llandudno
After two postponements, Llandudno made the long trip to the capital for the Welsh Cup quarter-final.
Emily Allen broke the deadlock at Cyncoed after 27 minutes to give Adran Premier outfit Cardiff Met the lead. The Adran North visitors held their own and managed to get level. Ffion Owen levelling the scores on 38 minutes. Llandudno may have thought that they go in level but a penalty from Robyn Pinder restored the lead for Met.
Cardiff Met took control in the second half with a third goal after 52 minutes thanks to Elianna Chavez. Emily Allen added goal number four with her second of the game after 69 minutes. Kennesha Nanette rounded off a good performance with the Archers’ fifth goal on 74 minutes.
Cardiff Met will face their rivals from across the capital, Cardiff City in the semi-final with a venue to be confirmed.
Pontypridd United 0-4 The New Saints
TNS leapfrogged over Pontypridd into fourth spot after a big 4-0 win at USW Sports Park.
After a goalless opening 25 minutes, Helen Evans give the Saints the lead. Just three minutes later Emily Ridge made it 2-0 with her seventh goal of the season. A near-perfect first half was rounded off by Danielle Staley’s goal to make it 3-0.
Pontypridd were unable to reply to TNS’s goals and after 70 minutes Beth Lewis put the game beyond them from the penalty spot.
TNS go ahead of Pontypridd on goal difference with three games to go before the league split.
Cascade YC 0-4 Briton Ferry Llansawel
After a win away at Briton Ferry before the Christmas break, Cascade were looking to go clear at the top of the Adran South as they hosted their title rivals.
After a scrappy start by both sides, it was the visitors who settled quicker and began to push forward. Briton Ferry captain Lowri Ridings hit the post and Megan Kearle forced a good save from Cascade keeper Kirsty Lewis. As the half came to an end it looked like the sides would go in level. A late corner for Ferry gave them the opening goal. Cascade failed to fully clear the ball and Lowri Baker fired a powerful shot into the top corner.
On 54 minutes and the Reds made it 2-0, Megan Kearle received the ball from Laura-May Walkley taking a shot from outside the box. Her low shot looked to be going straight at Lewis, but the keeper let the ball slip though her hands. Walkley then played in Jess Denscombe who coolly slotted past Lewis for 3-0. Megan Kearle got her second of the game in added time after Lucy Powell played a ball behind the Cascade defence.
Connah’s Quay Nomads 4-0 CPDM Y Felinheli
Connah’s Quay Nomads kept the pressure on leaders Wrexham with a 4-0 win for Felinheli at Deeside Stadium.
Nomads took the lead in the first half and could have gone in two up Kristie Kural missed from the spot.
They added three goals in the second half with Kylie Jones and Polly Wild-McGregor both scoring.