North Wales Women’s Football League: 73 goals scored across eight games!

Courteney Page of Airbus (maroon) tackles Northop Hall’s Abbie Holland. Picture: Matthew Jones @ MJ Images

Eight games and a total of 73 goals!

Quite an opening day of the 2019-20 North Wales Women’s League season.

For some it was a Sunday to savour, and for others the stuff of nightmares.


Airbus 2 Northop Hall 2

A cracking derby which featured a penalty and a wonder goal apiece ended all square.

Rebecca Hughes put the Hall in front from the spot before Jade Scott equalised in identical fashion.

Becky Lees made it 2-1 to the Wingmakers with a fantastic long range effort, but Abbie Holland secured a point for the visitors with a 30-yard stunner.

Corwen 1 Denbigh Town 2

Although Denbigh took the points, Division One newcomers Corwen could be more than proud of their effort.

Town led at half time through a Kathryn Jones goal, but early in the second period Katie Armstrong levelled from the penalty spot.

It took a late decider from Gwawr Williams to secure the honours for the visitors.

Bethesda Athletic 1 Rhyl 18

An astonishing scoreline at Parc Meurig saw Rhyl rattle up 18 goals against last season’s Division Two champions.

Bethesda were a shadow of the team which won the title last term, fielding a number of untried youngsters and a makeshift goalkeeper.

Rhyl were rampant, Ceri Purvis netting seven and Natalie Harrison six, Sade Benjamin (2), Charlie Skeffington, Joy Jamieson and Catrin Davies adding one apiece.

Shannon Jade Jones grabbed Pesda’s consolation.

Wrexham 1 Llanfair United 12

Last season’s joint Division One champions and double cup winners picked up where they left off at the expense of promoted Wrexham.

Gemma Jones (4), Sophie Cook (2), Nia Ellis (2), Sarah Ellis (2) and Mary Griffiths (2) brought up Llanfair’s dozen, Emma Hazel with the only home net-finder.


Holywell Town 0 Connah’s Quay Nomads 12

The two teams after the match. Picture: Lee Douglas

Candice Nellist and Jennifer Haynes grabbed debut hat-tricks for a powerful Nomads outfit which proved much too strong for their hosts.

Holywell have considerably less experience of competitive football than their visitors, but gave their all and are sure to have better days than this.

Tonicha Dickens (2), Jasmin Dutton, Erin Heathcote, Ellie Sandiford and Rebecca Morris made up the rest of the away team’s haul.

NFA 0 Amlwch Town 9

The scores were level up to the 34th minute at the Rhyl High School pitch, but once Amlwch got in front there was no stopping them.

Two lovely finishes from left-winger Catrin Evans and a persistent piece of goal hunting from Ffion Owen made it 3-0 at the break.

NFA played like a new team still getting used to one another, while the islanders were in top gear, Lexi Crawley bagging a second-half hat-trick, including one rocket which went in off the bar, while two more from Owen also made it a personal treble for her.

Midfield powerhouse Cerys Gadd also got on the scoresheet (full match report to follow).

Llanberis 5 Caernarfon Town 3

Newly-formed Llanberis found the winning touch in their first outing against a very young Caernarfon outfit.

Sioned Phillips (2), Charley Davies, Nia Owen and Diane Roberts provided the Darans goals, Jordan Roberts (2) and Sophie Lewis keeping the Canaries in the contest.

Penrhyn Bay 2 Pwllheli 3

The closest game of the day in Division Two was a thriller.

Last season’s bottom side Penrhyn Bay, boosted by fielding a number of last season’s Under-16 Welsh Cup winning team, blazed into a 2-0 lead via Ffion Evans and Hannah Smith.

However, Pwllheli forced their way back into it, Lois Thomas (2) and Stacey Sansome ensuring the tables were turned in a 3-2 away triumph.

North Wales Women’s Football results – September 8, 2019

Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League

Briton Ferry 0 Llandudno 1 (Jordanne Greenough)

North Wales Women’s Football League

Division One

Airbus 2 (Jade Scott, Becky Lees) Northop Hall 2 (Rebecca Hughes pen, Abbie Holland)

Bethesda Athletic 1 (Shannon Jade Jones) Rhyl 18 (Ceri Purvis 7, Natalie Harrison 6, Sade Benjamin 2, Charlie Skeffington, Joy Jamieson, Catrin Davies)

Corwen 1 (Katie Armstrong pen) Denbigh Town 2 (Kathryn Jones, Gwawr Williams)

Wrexham 1 (Emma Hazel) Llanfair United 12 (Gemma Jones 4, Sophie Cook 2, Nia Ellis 2, Sarah Ellis 2, Mary Griffiths 2)

Free date: Bethel.

Division Two

Holywell Town 0 Connah’s Quay Nomads 12 (Candice Nellist 3, Jennifer Haynes 3, Tonicha Dickens 2, Jasmin Dutton, Erin Heathcote, Ellie Sandiford, Rebecca Morris)

Llanberis 5 (Sioned Philips 2, Charley Davies, Nia Owen, Diana Roberts) Caernarfon Town 3 (Jordan Roberts 2, Sophie Lewis)

NFA 0 Amlwch Town 9 (Catrin Evans 2, Ffion Owen 3, Cerys Gadd, Lexi Crawley 3)

Penrhyn Bay 2 (Ffion Evans, Hannah Smith) Pwllheli 3 (Lois Thomas 2, Stacey Sansome)

Free date: Mountain Rangers.

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