North Wales Women’s Football League: Llanfair go nap, Owen quadruple as Amlwch hit nine, NFA bang in six

Results – Sunday, November 3

North Wales Women’s Football League

Division One: Bethel 2 Rhyl 2, Corwen 2 Wrexham 1, Llanfair United 5 Airbus 1.
Division Two: Amlwch Town 9 Llanberis 2, Connah’s Quay Nomads P Mountain Rangers P, NFA 6 Penrhyn Bay 3, Pwllheli P Caernarfon Town P.

Welsh Premier Women’s League

Llandudno 1 Aberystwyth Town 1.

Reports – NWWFL Division One

Llanfair 5 (Gemma Jones 3, Ffion Barnett, Nia Ellis)
Airbus 1 (Becky Lees)

Division One top-scorer Gemma Jones added another hat-trick to her collection as leaders Llanfair made it five wins on the bounce.
Ffion Barnett and Nia Ellis were also on target for the Powys hosts, with the consistent Becky Lees replying for the Wingmakers.
Airbus were down to 10 players for the last 35 minutes following an injury to Katelyn Tilston.
Llanfair: Tracey Godsell, Angharad Davies, Chloe Brown, Nora Davies, Mary Bailey, Hannah Lloyd, Ffion Barnett, Nia Ellis, Mary Griffiths, Gemma Jones, Sophie Cook, Elen Pugh.

Bethel 2 (Anest Roberts, Gwenno Gibbard-Bolton pen)
Rhyl 2 (Ceri Purvis 2 pens)

Ever-improving Rhyl picked up a point at Bethel thanks to the cool-head of Ceri Purvis from the penalty spot.
After a goal-less first half, an Anest Roberts free kick put the hosts ahead, only for former Welsh Cup winner Purvis to level via a penalty.
Captain Gwenno Gibbard-Bolton struck from the spot to edge Bethel back in front, but a second Purvis penalty ensured it ended honours even.

Corwen 2 (Amelia Evans, Katie Armstrong)
Wrexham 1 (Lauren Reese)

A first win in Division One for a Corwen side which benefited from a pair of stunning goals.

It was 0-0 at the break, but the hosts broke the deadlock with a tremendous 30-yard strike from Amelia Evans.

Katie Armstrong doubled the lead with a superb free kick, and although Lauren Reese provided a late reply, it was Corwen who took the points.

Division Two

Amlwch Town 9 (Ffion Owen 4, Lexi Crawley 3, Meinir Thomas 2)
Llanberis 2 (Indie Hassall, Ffion Roberts)

On the mark: super-fit veteran Meinir Thomas netted twice for Amlwch. Picture: Gethin Jones, ATFC


Goal machines Amlwch retained top spot in Division Two with a convincing win over newcomers Llanberis at School Lane, Cemaes Bay.

Town took a 20th minute lead through a driving run and cool finish from Ffion Owen before Meinir Thomas and Lexi Crawley made it 3-0 by the half-hour.

Indie Hassall replied for the Darans, but Amlwch restored their three-goal advantage prior to the break when Crawley lashed one in from outside the box.

Owen stretched the scoreline to 5-1 a minute into the second half and it was not long before Crawley rounded the keeper and netted from a tight angle to complete another hat-trick and reach 14 goals in all competitions this term.

Veteran Thomas was on the mark again, then Owen made it a personal treble on 64 minutes.

Ffion Roberts put away Llanberis’ second, but Amlwch had the final word through Owen’s fourth of the day and 11th of the campaign – another typical piledriver.

NFA 6 (Jessica Mills, Amy Webster 3, Becca Bannister, Emily Jones)
Penrhyn Bay 3 (Ffion Evans, Mia Rawling 2, 1 pen)

Amy Webster (right) scored the first senior hat-trick of her career


Amy Webster notched a first senior hat-trick as NFA came out on top in a sometimes feisty affair at Rhyl High School which saw five goals scored in the opening quarter-of-an-hour.

The hosts took the lead inside the first minute, Becca Bannister’s cross from the right defying the keeper and Jessica Mills was there to finish.

Three minutes later Bay were back on terms, Mia Rawling’s pass releasing Ffion Evans to find the net.

It was end-to-end as in the sixth minute Webster turned smartly from a throw-in and drilled home for 2-1.

But in the 10th minute it was two-apiece, Rawling’s well-struck effort from the right flying in above the head of keeper Yasmin Mills.

It became five goals in the first 15 minutes when Rachel Lloyd’s pinpoint cross was headed in by Webster.

Bannister then drilled in a right-footer from 20 yards to make the score after just 21 minutes: NFA 4 Penrhyn Bay 2.

The visitors went down to 10 players just before half time when Gemma Hardman was red-carded for kicking out at Webster. This led to an unpleasant altercation near the touchline which took some calming down.

While they were two behind, Penrhyn were never out of it, and a penalty converted by Rawling made it 4-3 with still more than 20 minutes left.

NFA regained control and produced several near misses before Bannister’s brilliant pass released Webster, who broke through to finish well for her treble on 81 minutes.

And the points were well and truly sealed when the hard-working Emily Jones tricked her way into the box and shot home off the keeper for a well-deserved goal.

Postponed: Connah’s Quay Nomads v Mountain Rangers (Rangers unable to raise a team); Pwllheli v Caernarfon Town (unplayable pitch).

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