Women’s recreational football: Point to start for Trearddur Bay, Llanfairfechan coach gives debut to her mum!

It was a proud occasion for Trearddur Bay Ladies as they played their first-ever match

Llanfairfechan Town Ladies 0 Trearddur Bay Ladies 0

A first-ever game for newly-formed Trearddur Bay and a home team manager giving a debut to her mother!

It was no ordinary day at the Recreation Ground, Llanfairfechan on Sunday.

Llanfair welcomed Anglesey newcomers Trearddur for a North Wales Ladies Recreational League Group West clash which ended goal-less.

The heavy, damaged surface – a result of the recent prolific rain – won the day in the end, but it was still a great occasion for both teams.

The first 20 minutes saw Llanfairfechan start brightly with fantastic interchange play between Maddie Williams and Rachel Evans creating plenty of opportunities going forward.

Credit must be given to Gemma Thomas of Trearddur Bay as she was called upon more than once with last-ditch tackles to stop the Fechan in front of goal.  

The second 20 started with Llanfair coach Sadie Richards making the tactical sacrifice of moving centre-half Kelsey Hughes to play centre-forward.  Kelsey was definitely up for the challenge, creating space and opportunities for herself and her-team mates, but Bay keeper Georgia Magee now began to make some superb saves between the sticks.

Within the last few minutes Trearddur began to push Fechan back and out of nowhere a fine strike from Shanellie Cooper came crashing back off the post.  

By the final third the pitch was really cut up and made creating chances difficult for both teams. Llanfair pushed hard but could not finish off their brave opponents.

Both sides must be commended for their performance in atrocious conditions.

Sadie Richards (left) with mum Debbie Flanagan

The day brought another first for Llanfairfechan with coach Sadie Richards giving a debut to mum Debbie Flanagan. Something which probably hasn’t happened too much in women’s football!

Trearddur Bay: Georgia Magee, Rebecca Jones, Ella Jenkins, Mandy Watkins, Lara Jones, Shelley McMullan, Beth McEachern, Shanellie Cooper, Catrin Jones, Asha Parry, Libby Rickards, Nicole Norris, Gemma Thomas.

North Wales Ladies Recreational Football League results 2019-20 season

Group East

November 10: Holywell FC Girls and Ladies 7 (Leah Davies-Williams 3, Caitlin Hadaway 2, Talia Jones, Sarah Massey) Pentre Hawks 0

November 3: Holywell FC Girls and Ladies 3 (Caitlin Hadaway 2, Leah Davies-Williams) CPD Genod Henllan 0

October 24: Llysfaen Lionesses 5 (Alannah Dunne 2, Sophie Fisher 2, Sophie Heap) Dragonhearts 0

October 20: Kinmel Bay 4 (Jessica Hall, Jessica Jones, Lucy Perry, Seren Williams) Llysfaen Lionesses 0

October 16: Dragonhearts 3 (Steph Davies, Caroline Williams, Jade Davies) Pentre Hawks 1 (Kirsty Roberts)

Group West

November 17: Llanfairfechan Town 0 Trearddur Bay 0.

November 11: Bethesda Athletic 2 (Shannon Jade Jones, Katie Midwinter) Queen Bees Eglwysbach 2 (Chev Cannon, Elin Charlton)

October 14: Penrhyn Bay Panthers 1 (Eleanor Slack) Mochdre Lionesses 2 (Alicia Stretton 2)      

October 13: Queen Bees Eglwysbach 4 (Hannah Jones 2, Jo Trafford, Seren Kerfoot-Robson) Llanfairfechan Town 4 (Maddie Williams 3, Rachel Evans)

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