North Wales women’s football weekend previews

Llandudno’s Fflur Williams (stripes) in action against Corwen in the Welsh Cup. Picture: Sian Armstrong

North Wales women’s football previews – Sunday, November 3

Welsh Premier Women’s League (3 pm)
Llandudno v Aberystwyth Town

Llandudno have not won in the league since the opening day of the season, but last weekend’s Welsh Cup caning of Corwen should have boosted the confidence.

Tudno are currently fifth in the WPWL, while newly-promoted Aber are bottom having played just two games.

Sarah Colville’s side have a very good record against Town, winning six out of 10 national league meetings between the teams since 2012-13. Aber are back in the WPWL this term after a two-season absence.

Note the later kick off time for Sunday – 3 pm at Maesdu Park.

Llandudno midfielder Anna Jones (white) takes on Corwen in the Welsh Cup. Picture: Sian Armstrong

Llandudno v Aberystwyth – WPL head-to-head (league games only)

2012-13: Aberystwyth 0 Llandudno Junction 4; Llandudno Junction 1 Aberystwyth 1
2013-14: Llandudno Junction 1 Aberystwyth 3; Aberystwyth 2 Llandudno Junction 2
2014-15: Llandudno 2 Aberystwyth 0; Aberystwyth 1 Llandudno 2
2015-16: Aberystwyth 2 Llandudno 1; Llandudno 4 Aberystwyth 0
2016-17: Aberystwyth 1 Llandudno 6; Llandudno 2 Aberystwyth 0
Played: 10
Llandudno wins: 6
Aberystwyth wins: 2
Draws: 2

North Wales Women’s Football League (1 pm)

Division One

Bethel v Rhyl

This will be a dress rehearsal before these two meet again in the Welsh Cup second round at Rhyl on November 17.
Both sides have started their league campaigns well, notching up a pair of wins apiece.

Corwen v Wrexham

Corwen player-coach Alaw Davies-Smith (light green – No2) battles for possession against Bethel. Picture: Sian Armstrong

Neither team has recorded a win yet and they occupy the bottom two positions in Division One.
Each will be keen to get that all-important first victory under their belts. Last season, when both were in Division Two, Corwen took four points out of a possible six off Wrexham.

Llanfair United v Airbus

After four straight away wins on their travels, leaders Llanfair will aim to get their home schedule off to a successful start.
Last season’s joint-champions have amassed 27 goals and conceding just three, so it could be a tough afternoon for the Wingmakers.
Airbus have had a win, a draw and two defeats so far.

Division Two

Amlwch Town v Llanberis

Leaders Amlwch are undefeated with three wins in four and 30 goals already to their credit.
They possess North Wales’ top overall markswoman in 11-goal Lexi Crawley, while the likes of Ffion Owen and Catrin Evans are also proven net-finders.
Newcomers Llanberis have won two and lost two, but will do well to get anything at Lon Bach.

Connah’s Quay Nomads v Mountain Rangers

Nomads ladies line up. Picture: Nik Mesney, NCM Media

Game of the day as fourth hosts second.
Nomads are unbeaten in three and have piled up 24 goals, while Rangers won their first three games before losing at NFA last time out.
Rangers will be without attacking midfielder Danielle Barnfield and acting captain Sara Williams due to work duties, while regular skipper Elena Julio is still out injured.

NFA v Penrhyn Bay

NFA rose to third after a superb win over previously undefeated Mountain Rangers in their last outing.
Can Andy Lloyd and Rebekah Hansen’s side make it four wins in six league starts at the expense of Penrhyn Bay?
The visitors are much improved on last season having already won two matches compared with none last term.

Pwllheli v Caernarfon Town

Pwllheli ladies

Pwllheli have made a steady start and should have a squad of decent strength available for the visit of a young and revamped Caernarfon crew.

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