Welsh Weekend Wrap

Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action in the Adran Premier, and the second-tier Adran North and Adran South whilst Perry Dobbins provides his weekly photo gallery, which this week came from the Cardiff Met v Swansea City Championship Conference encounter (7/3/23).

Above: Swansea City fire in an acrobatic effort at Cardiff Met on Sunday. Photo: Perry Dobbins.

Cardiff City come from behind to maintain top spot in the Adran Premier with a 5-1 win over The New Saints.  Stacy Jon-Davis netted a hat trick as Swansea City returned to winning ways against Cardiff Met.  In the Adran North, Wrexham’s big win over Rhyl secured the title and booked their place in the playoff.  In the Adran South, leaders Briton Ferry Llansawel took a step closer to the title with a 6-0 win over Swansea University.

Adran Premier Championship Conference

Cardiff Met 0-4 Swansea City

The Swans bounced back from conceding an added-time equaliser in last week’s South Wales derby with a stunning win in the capital. Stacy John-Davis broke the deadlock in the 34th minute and went on to complete her hat trick with two second-half strikes. Chole Chivers added the fourth. Swansea remain seven points behind the leaders Cardiff but keep the Bluebirds under pressure heading into the final run-in. 

Perry Dobbins’ Photo Gallery from Cardiff Met v Swansea City:

The New Saints 1-5 Cardiff City

The Bluebirds had to come from behind against an in-form TNS side.  After a win over Cardiff Met last week, the hosts went into this game full of confidence. 

Helen Evans gave the Saints the lead after 23 minutes.  Cardiff struck quickly with Zoe Atkins levelling two minutes later.  Danielle Broadhurst put the Bluebirds ahead before the break as they looked to maintain their unbeaten season. Siobhan Walsh, Rhianne Oakley, and Eliza Collie added goals in the second half as City picked up win number 13 of the campaign. Cardiff City are seven points clear at the top with four games to play. 

Above: Helen Evans puts The New Saints ahead against Cardiff City on Sunday, but the Bluebirds would hit back with a vengeance. Photo: F28.Online.

Adran Premier Plate Conference

Pontypridd United 2-0 Abergavenny

Pontypridd remain top of the Plate Conference after a win over Abergavenny. Olivia Seren Francis put the Dragons ahead in first-half stoppage time and Cerys Bufton just after the break added the second. Pontypridd are eight points clear of Aberystwyth as they look to retain the Adran Plate.  Abergavenny remain bottom eight points behind Barry Town with four games remaining.

Aberystwyth Town 3-0 Barry Town United

with additional reporting from Aberystwyth Town Women Media Team.

Above: Amy Jenkins (17) heads home to put Aberystwyth Town 2-0 up against Barry Town United on Sunday. Photo: Steve Williams Photography.

A wonderful team performance from Aberystwyth Town gave everyone plenty to cheer about on a cold and drizzling afternoon at Park Avenue – emerging 3-0 winners against Barry Town United in a match sponsored by Impetus.

Emily Thomas opened the scoring, latching on to a delicate clearance from Libby Isaac and a deft touch from Amy Jenkins to chip goalkeeper Erin Brennan after 13 minutes.

Jenkins then nodded home a Shauna Chambers corner in the 32nd minute – and Chambers finished superbly just moments into the second half with a wonderful touch and curling finish into the top corner to make it three.

It was also a notable day for the league debut of 15-year-old Ella Thomas, coming on as a second-half replacement for Ffiona Evans.

The Seasiders are in action again next weekend in the Central Wales FA Ladies’ Challenge Cup semi-final as they face Aberystwyth University Women at the University Sports Centre (kick-off 12.30pm). Park Avenue hosts the other semi-final as the women’s development team takes on Llanfair United (kick-off 2.30pm).

Tables From: Adran Leagues.

Adran North

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 1-11 Wrexham

It was a day for celebration for Wrexham as they were crowned Adran North champions. 

Wrexham dominated the game and were up 7-1 half time.  They continued to dominate in the second half notching up 11 goals.  Five goals for Rosie Hughes and Amber Lightfoot with a hat trick helping Wrexham to the tittle. 

Wrexham will now await the winners of the Adran South for a playoff to decide who will win promotion to the Adran Premier.

Airbus UK Broughton 1-0 Llanfair United

Georgia Spibey’s 81st-minute goal sealed Airbus’ first win and first points of the season at The Hollingsworth Growth Stadium.  The win comes after ten defeats so far this season.

Llandudno 2-3 CDPM Felinheli

Felinheli moved into fifth place with a 3-2 win over Llandudno.  Fflur Williams gave the visitors the lead after 13 minutes.  Jordanne Greenough added a second before the break. Jasmin Dutton pulled one back from the spot for the host but Felinheli stuck back in the 69 minute with Shannon Jones’ goal.   Maddie Williams closed the gap again in the 87th minute but Llandudno couldn’t get the equaliser.

Table From: Adran Leagues.

Adran South

Briton Ferry Llansawel 6-0 Swansea University

Briton Ferry stay on course to win the Adran South after a 6-0 win at Old Road over Swansea University.  After a tough-fought opening 35 minutes, Lowri Baker broke the deadlock for the Reds.  Lucy Powell and Megan Kearle add to Ferry’s goals sending them into half-time three goals up. 

Lowri Ridings, Fleur Jenkins, and Mollie Jones all put their names on the scoresheet second half to cap off a fine win for the Briton Ferry who will win the title if they win their next two games – Caldicot on Wednesday night and then Pontardawe away on Sunday.

Cascade YC 1-0 Caldicot Town

Cascade kept their title chances going with a hard-fought win over Caldicot Town.  Annalise Lewis got the game’s only goal in the 51st minute. Cascade remain five points behind Briton Ferry and will need the leaders to slip up if they are to have a chance to win the Adran South. 

Table From: Adran Leagues.

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