Women’s football: Amlwch slam 16 past the Cofis, wins for Nomads, Rhyl and Llanberis

Photo of the Season? Carol Lewis celebrates a very special goal for Amlwch. We think team-mate Charley Smith approves. Picture: Gethin Jones ATFC

North Wales Women’s Football results – Sunday, January 26

Division One

Denbigh Town P Bethel P

Llanfair United P Northop Hall P

Rhyl 3 (Ceri Purvis 2, 1 pen, Natalie Harrison) Corwen 0.

Division Two

Caernarfon Town 0 Amlwch Town 16 (Cerys Gadd 4, Ceri Slaney, Gail Manning 3, Ffion Owen 2, Carol Lewis, Lexi Crawley 2, Ashleigh Jones, Catrin Evans, Meinir Thomas)

Llanberis 6 (Sophie Baker, Sioned Phillips 2, 1 pen, Indie Hassall, Ffion Roberts, Chloe Small) Holywell 0

Mountain Rangers P NFA P

Pwllheli 1 (Lowri Hughes) Connah’s Quay Nomads 4 (Candice Nellist 3, Tonicha Dickens)

Rhyl 3 Corwen 0

Natalie Harrison (white) scored Rhyl’s third goal. Picture: Phil Williams

Star front pairing Ceri Purvis and Natalie Harrison shared the goals in a win for Rhyl over a much-improved Corwen side who more than played their part in a competitive Division One clash at Ffordd Derwen.

The visitors made a promising start and were unlucky when a 30-yard goalbound strike from player-coach Alaw Davies-Smith, a former Rhyl defender in the Welsh Premier League, hit her own team-mate on the goal-line.

Purvis broke the deadlock from a free kick late in the half to make it 1-0 at the interval.

In what was in general a scrappy second half, the home side doubled their lead through a Purvis penalty awarded for a foul on Harrison.

Late on, a long ball found Harrison who finished well to clinch the points.

Corwen pressed for a consolation but it was not their day, Davies-Smith firing just wide in the closing stages.

Caernarfon Town 0 Amlwch Town 16

Cerys Gadd scored four for Amlwch. Picture: Gethin Jones ATFC

Cerys Gadd led the way with four goals against her former club as Amlwch went on the rampage at struggling Caernarfon.

The 16-0 triumph pushed the Anglesey side 10 points clear at the North Wales Division Two peak and boosted their goals tally to a remarkable 85 in just nine unbeaten matches.

The deluge began when Gadd applied a neat finish from inside the box.

Ceri Slaney netted exquisitely for the second before Gail Manning added number three.

Ffion Owen hit the fourth before one of the major highlights of the day saw defender Carol Lewis blast into the top corner from all of 40 yards, giving hapless goalkeeper Tania Jones no chance.

Owen notched her second and 19th of the season, then strike partner Lexi Crawley got in on the act.

Gadd found the net again before a rapid Manning double made it a personal hat-trick and 10-0 at Caernarfon at the midway stage.

It did not get much easier for the Cofis in the second half, Crawley on the mark again for her 19th of the campaign before Ashleigh Jones made it 12-0 on 54 minutes.

Catrin Evans added her name to the scoresheet before Gadd bagged a deadly double to make it four in the match, her final goal a rocket which hit both posts before going in.

And there was to be one final away goal – Meinir Thomas making it 16-0 with an 89th minute header.

Llanberis 6 Holywell Town 0

Llanberis were 6-0 winners

Player-manager Sioned Phillips was on target twice as an impressive Llanberis edged up to fourth in Division Two with a six-goal beating of bottom side Holywell.

In a good first half display from the Darans, Sophie Baker scored a superb first goal for the club after 10 minutes.

Holywell goalkeeper Steph Doyle produced some outstanding saves to keep them in the match, but on 19 minutes Phillips added a brilliant headed goal from a corner.

Five minutes before half time, Indie Hassall scored a brilliant third for the hosts. Holywell looked dangerous going forward all through the half, with attacking midfielder Caitlin Hadaway playing a starring role.

The Wellwomen lost keeper Doyle through injury in the second half, but Liv Williams replaced her and did a solid job.

The second 45 minutes saw Darans defender Ffion Bee and Ffion Roberts up front stand out.

Phillips scored a second from the penalty spot, then Roberts grabbed the goal she deserved.

Chloe Small then emerged off the bench to score her first Llanberis goal.

A comfortable win for Beris, but Holywell played so well as a team and even when losing their keeper they kept fighting till the end.

Pwllheli 1 Connah’s Quay Nomads 4

Candice Nellist (red) grabbed a hat-trick for Nomads. Pic: Nik Mesney, NCM Media

Candice Nellist pocketed a hat-trick in another victory for undefeated Nomads.

Tonicha Dickens also struck for Sara Hilton’s side, while Lowri Hughes responded for Pwllheli, who gave it everything as always, Stacey Sansome their player of the match.

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