Welsh Weekend Wrap

Martin Townley and Perry Dobbins combine to deliver excellent coverage of the weekend’s games in Wales’ top leagues. Martin rounds up the action, and Perry‘s photo gallery this week comes from the Adran Premier game between Barry Town United and Pontypridd United (4/4/23).

Above: Pontypridd United celebrate their Plate Conference win after drawing at Barry Town United. Photo: Perry Dobbins.


The New Saints stunned Swansea City as Emily Ridge grabbed the winner in a 2-1 victory.  Cardiff City win the Cardiff derby as they beat Met 2-1.  Pontypridd United win the Plate Conference after a draw at Barry Town United. Adran South champions Briton Ferry Llansawel needed two goals in added time to overcome Cascade who came from 2-0 down to level.

Adran Premier

The New Saints 2-1 Swansea City
Above: Emily Ridge, scorer of The New Saints’ winning goal against Swansea City. Photo: Andrew Donnison F28 Online.

The New Saints pulled off their biggest win of the season as they stunned Swansea City. 

The Saints who have been steadily improving across the season took the lead on the half-hour mark thanks to a penalty from Beth Lewis.  Five minutes before the break, Swansea were level as Katy Hosford grabbed the equaliser. The visitors made serval changes as they looked to change the game, but it was the Saints who got the vital goal.  Emily Ridge scoring in the 74th minute to secure a big win for the home side.

Cardiff Met 0-2 Cardiff City
Above: Eliza Collie, who scored both of Cardiff City’s goals as they won the derby against Cardiff Met. Photo: Cardiff City Women.

Cardiff City continued their unbeaten run in the league as they won the Cardiff derby. Eliza Collie scored both goals for the Bluebirds who will play their final game against Swansea City on the 15th April at Cardiff City Stadium. 

Barry Town United 1-1 Pontypridd United

Pontypridd United won the Plate Conference for the second year in a row.  A 1-1 draw at Jenner Park was good enough to secure the Plate once again. After a goalless first half, Sophie Norman gave the yellow and blue shirted hosts the lead in the 52nd minute.  Alison Witts got the equaliser for Pontypridd in the 76th minute to seal the Plate.  

Perry Dobbins’ Photo Gallery from Barry Town United v Pontypridd United

Aberystwyth Town 3-0 Abergavenny

Aberystwyth continued their good run of form with a third win in a row. Three goals in the first half from Emily Thomas, Shauna Chambers, and Amy Jenkins were enough to give Aber the win. Impetus sponsored youngsters Modlen Gwynne and Ella Thomas came on as substitutes.

Adran North

Llandudno 5-1 Llanfair United

Llandudno sign off for the season with a 5-1 win over Llanfair United.  Rebecca Jarvis-Evans, Maddie Williams, Sioned Phillips, Sofie Owen, and Erin Doran with the goals for Llandudno as they finish the season off in style.

Adran South

Cascade YC 3-5 Briton Ferry Llansawel
Above: Briton Ferry Llansawel – Adran South champions 2022/23. Photo: Briton Ferry Llansawel.

A thrilling game at CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence as Adran South champions Briton Ferry beat Cascade with two late goals. 

Cascade started the game strongly as they looked to take the gloss of Ferry’s trophy lift.  However, they found themselves two goals down after 10 minutes as Megan Kearle struck twice for the Reds.  Cascade kept their heads up and pulled a goal back when Molly Chapman headed in from Annalise Lewis’ corner.  Five minutes after and Ferry restored the two-goal lead as Laura-May Walkley turned in from close range. 

In the second half, Cascade stopped Briton Ferry from playing and were pushing to get back in the game.  Molly Chapman got her second in the 58th minute and Chrystalla Moreton levelled the game in the 76th minute.  There was a late twist as the game went into added time as a stunning strike from Walkley put Ferry back in front to wild celebrations from the travelling Ferry supporters.  They were cheering again as Manon Thomas turned the ball in from Fleur Jenkins’ cross.

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