Pontypridd lift Plate after ending Aberystwyth unbeaten run


Pontypridd United 3-0 Aberystwyth Town

from the ATWFC media team with photography from Perry Dobbins

Above: Pontypridd United lift the Genero Adran Plate for finishing in fifth place in the league after the split. Photo: Perry Dobbins.

Aberystwyth Town had to settle for sixth place in the 2022/23 Genero Adran Premier as a fine streak of form came to an end.

They finished the league season with a disappointing 3-0 loss on the road at the hands of Plate champions Pontypridd United at USW Sport Park.

It ended a run of four successive victories and no goals conceded – including a 3-0 win over Abergavenny in the final home match – which gives the Seasiders plenty of heart looking ahead to next season.

They will also look back with fondness on runs to the semi-finals of both the Genero Adran Trophy and the FAW Women’s Cup.

Above: Aberystwyth Town in possession at Pontypridd United on Sunday. Photo: Perry Dobbins.

Manager Gavin Allen described it as “a season of highs and lows” – and is already looking forward to 2023/24.

“We’ve given opportunities to young players coming through, with our U19s doing well,” he reflected. 

“We have a great bunch of girls and we are looking at recruitment to strengthen the squad and compete again next season.”

The campaign is not quite over, though – they now face Llanfair United in the final of the CWFA Ladies Challenge Cup on Friday 21st April at Llanidloes (7.30pm kick-off).

Perry Dobbins’ photo gallery from the match:

Teams: PONTYPRIDD UNITED: M. Jones, Greenway, Bufton, Daley, Gunney, Purvin-Davies, Witts, Francis, Hughes, Turner, L. Jones. Substitutes: Osborne, Bayliss, Christy, Trinci, Salmons.

Scorers: Bufton 44′, Francis 63′, Greenway 67′.

ABERYSTWYTH TOWN: Pugh-Jones, Gwilt, Mathias, Roberts, K. Thomas, E. Thomas, Isaac, Chambers, Evans, Wylde, Jenkins. Substitutes: Mawle, Challinor, Baker.

Referee: Gavin Townsend.

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