Cascade YC 2-3 Cwmbran Celtic
Report and photography by Perry Dobbins (2/5/23)
Above: Cwmbran Celtic celebrate after their South Wales FA Women’s Cup Final win against higher level opponents Cascade YC. Photo: Perry Dobbins.
If the Welsh women’s football pyramid needed an advert, this was it!
Perhaps Cascade were favourites to win this South Wales FA Women’s Cup Final at the SDM Glass Stadium in Bridgend, because they currently reside in tier two of Welsh football with Cwmbran Celtic in tier three, although Cwmbran had other thoughts.
In an exciting match, Cwmbran took the lead through Kim Harrison after 10 minutes, Cascade then equalised on the half-hour mark through Anny Lewis. This is how it stayed until half-time.
Following the break Cwmbran restored their lead thanks to Jodie Challenger’s goal with 61 played. This was the start of a dramatic spell of three goals in six minutes as Molly Chapman levelled just two minutes later, only for Sian Anthony to score the winner for Cwmbran with 67 on the clock.
Perry Dobbins’ photo gallery from the South Wales FA Women’s Cup Final:
Teams: CASCADE YC: Lewis, Hamer, Carroll, Thomas, Evans, Watkins, Davies, Chapman, Lloyd, A. Lewis (Kemp 64′), Pascoe (Whittle 68′), Moreton. Unused subs: R. Lewis, Moger, James.
Scorers: A. Lewis 30′, Chapman 63′.
CWMBRAN CELTIC: Davies, Anthony, Challenger, Perkins, Meaney, F. Anthony, Breakwell-Bounds, N. Shwartz, Harrison (Shipley 46′), G. Shwartz, G. Cridland (A. Cridland 82′). Unused subs: H. Anthony, Roderick, Stokes.
Scorers: Harrison 10′, Challenger 61′, Anthony 67′.