Martin Townley and Perry Dobbins combine to deliver all the detail of the weekend’s games in Wales’ top leagues and cup action. Martin rounds up the action and Perry‘s photo gallery this week comes from the Adran Trophy Final (14/3/23).
Above: Cardiff Met celebrate with the Adran Trophy after their 3-1 win over Cardiff City. Photo: Perry Dobbins.
Cardiff Met lifted the Genero Adran Trophy at SDM Glass Stadium after a 3-1 win over Cardiff City in front of a crowd of 458.
The Archers inflicted City’s first defeat of the season as they lifted the trophy for the second year in a row.
Llandudno strengthened their third-place position in the Adran North with 3-0 win over Felinheli. Swansea Uni picked up a 3-0 win over Caldicot Town in the only game in the Adran South as Pontardawe v Briton Ferry fell victim to heavy rain in South Wales.
Adran Trophy Final
Cardiff Met 3-1 Cardiff City
Cardiff Met opened the scoring in the 15th minute thanks to a penalty from Erin Murray. Having made a good run into the box, Murray was pulled by City’s Ffion Price. Murray went to the right and keeper Ceryn Chamberlain looked to have saved it but the ball trickled through her grasp.
Met doubled their lead following a good ball into Ellie Preece from Robyn Pinder allowing Preece to run into the box going past Siobhan Walsh. Preece slid the ball across the box for Murray who tapped in from close range.
The Bluebirds were able to pull a goal back thanks to another penalty after a foul by Met keeper Amelia Forkings. City captain Siobhan Walsh smashed the ball into the top corner.
Despite pressure from City, it was the Archers who got the vital next goal. Erin Murray finding Preece in space on the edge of the box. Preece fired a first-time shot past the City keeper.
Cardiff City were unable to find two goals to level the game and Cardiff Met lift the Adran Trophy for the second season in a row.
Perry Dobbins’ photo gallery from the Adran Trophy Final:
CPDM Y Felinheli 0-3 Llandudno
Jasmin Dutton hit a hat trick for a bare-bones Llandudno side as they picked up the win. Dutton got her first in the 32nd minute with an assist from Ffion Owen. Maddie Williams set up Dutton for her second in the 82nd minute before Owen and Dutton combined again in added time.
Swansea University 3-0 Caldicot Town
Katie Horsburgh’s hat trick secured the three points for Swansea Uni as they beat Caldicot. Horsburgh struck twice in the first half before adding the third in the second as Swansea Uni picked up their third win of the season.
Central Wales FA Ladies Challenge Cup
from Abertsywuth Town Women Media Team
There’ll be one Aberystwyth Town Women team in the final of the Central Wales FA Ladies’ Challenge Cup – as the first team trounced Aberystwyth University 11-1.
But the development side couldn’t make it two, narrowly falling 1-0 to Llanfair United at Park Avenue.
The first team got things started in the lunchtime kick-off, firing in the goals at the University Sports Ground. Bethan ‘Cheeks’ Roberts was instrumental, running the game from the middle and also scoring a hat-trick, with Emily Thomas also grabbing three. Shauna Chambers followed up last weekend’s spectacular strike with two more, and Amy Jenkins was as solid as ever leading the line, scoring two. Rebecca Mathias was also on the scoresheet with a fine header from a corner.
The two blots on the day were the loss of the clean sheet plus a missed penalty from Tania Wylde – but all in all, it was a resounding victory for Gavin Allen’s side.
The development team fought hard to make it an all-Aber Town cup final, but went in one down at the break, to a Sarah Ellis strike, and couldn’t get the goal they so desperately needed.
The first team will now face Llanfair United in the final, with the details to be confirmed.