Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the Adran Trophy plus the Adran North and South divisions. With additional reporting from Carrie Jones (17/1/22).
Above: The rainbow over Aberystwyth Town’s Park Avenue ground adds poignancy on an emotional afternoon. Photo: GT Photography.
It was an emotional occasion at Park Avenue as Aberystwyth paid tribute to former coach Kevin “Bones” Jenkins who sadly passed away. Kevin was chairman at Penrhyncoch FC and a popular figure around Welsh football who will be sadly missed. His daughter Amy Jenkins captained Aber and scored as they beat Wrexham to go into the semi finals of the Adran Trophy.
Cardiff City hit a perfect ten as they beat Llandudno and will be joined in the semi-finals by City rivals Cardiff Met and TNS who both won their quarter-final ties.
In the Adran South both the top two sides won with leaders Briton Ferry Llansawel hammered Caldicot Town while Cascade had to come from behind to beat Pontardawe Town.
In the only Adran North game, Llanfair United beat Airbus UK 2-0 to move points clear of Airbus at the bottom of the table.
Aberystwyth Town 2-0 Wrexham
Courtesy of Carrie Jones and Aberystwyth Town
Amy Jenkins led Aberystwyth Town Women to their second cup semi-final of the season as they beat Wrexham AFC Women 2-0 at Park Avenue in the Genero Adran Trophy.
Jenkins – the daughter of much-loved coach Kevin ‘Bones’ Jenkins, who passed away over the weekend – was captain for the day. It was appropriate that it was she who scored the opening goal in the 37th minute, sliding the ball home past Delyth Morgan.
It was a highly emotional occasion, with the players wearing black armbands, and with a minute’s applause in recognition of Bones’ life ahead of kick-off.
Bethan Roberts added the second just after half-time – and manager Gav Allen was proud of the team to put in such a performance on such a sad day.
“I am so proud of the strength Amy has shown,” he said. “She knows that we are here for her.
“When Amy scored, there was a rainbow (see the photo at top of the article). Someone was definitely looking down on her. I’m sure, 100 percent, that he would be over the moon with us today.”
Supporters made donations to Hywel Dda Health Charities to thank the team who cared for him. Additional donations can be made online (https://www.justgiving.com/hywelddahealthcharities) and note that you would like your donation to be used to support the district nurses and Ystwyth Surgery equipment fund.
Cardiff City 10-0 Llandudno
A blistering first-half performance from the Bluebirds saw them race into an eight-goal lead inside 34 minutes. Danielle Broadhurst, Siobhan Walsh (2), Danielle Green, Ffion Price, Lilly Billingham, and two from Phoebie Poole set them apart from their opposition.
Llandudno were able to hold out before conceding again until six minutes before the end when Poole completed her hat trick. Lilly Billingham added her second in the 89th minute.
Another tough trip to Cardiff for Llandudno after last week’s defeat to Cardiff Met but a fantastic statement from the Bluebirds.
Cardiff Met 6-0 Connah’s Quay Nomads
Holders Cardiff Met are though after a 6-0 win over Adran North side Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Robyn Pinder got the only goal of the first half with Tija Richardson adding a second shortly after the break. Richardson had a second in the 57th minute and two minutes after Emily Preece added number four. Kennesha Nanette made it five with Evie Griffiths adding the sixth.
The New Saints 2-0 Pontypridd United
TNS came though the only all-Adran Premier tie with a 2-0 win at Park Hall.
Isobel Redding getting the first just before half time with Emily Ridge doubling the lead in the 83rd minute with her 9th of the season.
Caldicot Town 1-10 Briton Ferry Llansawel
After their big win over Cascade last week to return to the top of the table, the pressure was on the visitors to maintain their good form.
Lucy Powell gave Ferry the lead early on, but a Brooke Llewellyn own goal gave Caldicot a surprise equaliser.
Parity didn’t last long as Fleur Jenkins fired in to restore the lead a minute after. This out Ferry on the front foot and they soon added more goals with a penalty from Lucy Powell a second for Jenkins. Lowri Baker and Megan Kearle added two more as the Reds led 6-1 at half time.
Fleur Jenkins finished off her hat trick in the second half with Lowri Baker adding her second. Megan Kearle also added two more to complete her hat trick.
Another big away win for Briton Ferry as it ended 10-1 to the visitors.
Briton Ferry lead the Adran South still on goal difference but they have the chance to take a three-point lead as they head to Swansea Uni in midweek.
Cascade YC 2-1 Pontardawe Town
Cascade left it late as they came from behind to beat Pontardawe and keep pressure on Briton Ferry.
After a goalless first half, Catryn Cook give Pontardawe the lead in the 49th minute. Pontardawe held Cascade out until the 86th minute when Abbie Davies scored after coming as a sub. Davies then turned provider setting up Annalise Lewis to get the winning goal in the final minute.
Cascade remain level on points with Briton Ferry, who have a game in hand and a vastly superior goal difference. Pontardawe are third but now seven points off the top two.
Llanfair United 2-0 Airbus UK Broughton
Llanfair picked up a big win to pull away from bottom side Airbus when the sides met at Mount Field.
Harriet Davies with the first goal on 33 minutes before Liann Richards in the 56 minute.
Llanfair now have four points level with Felinheli while Airbus sit bottom still without a point this season.