Women’s football previews: Quarter-finals day in the NEWFA Cup

Will Denbigh’s defence (orange) find it tough again against Bethel (maroon/black) as they did a fortnight ago?

Previews – Sunday, February 2

NEWFA Women Cup quarter-finals

Caernarfon Town v Llanfair United
One can only see an away win as a team struggling near the bottom of Division Two who lost 16-0 at home last weekend take on the Division One leaders. After eight weeks without a game, Llanfair just want to play!

Llanfair defender Mary Kate Bailey (left) in past action against Caernarfon. Picture: Ian Francis

Denbigh Town v Bethel
Much may depend on the strength of team Denbigh are able to field for this tie.
The Vale of Clwyd side will still have the 9-1 defeat of a fortnight ago at Bethel in the league fresh in their memories.

Bethel’s outstanding young defender Llio Henshaw (left)

Rhyl v Amlwch Town
Potentially the game of the day as a team flying high in Division One hosts the runaway Division Two leaders.
Amlwch possess goal threats throughout the side, but they will come up against a better defence than usual in the shape of the Lilywhites.

Rhyl top-scorer Ceri Purvis (white). Picture: Phil Williams

Wrexham v Pwllheli
Improving Wrexham meet a Pwllheli outfit on a run of consistent performances in Division Two.
Although Wrexham have yet to get a point in Division One, their display in losing 2-1 at Airbus last time out suggests they are on an upturn.
Both these sides had great wins in the last round, Wrexham seeing off Llanberis 5-1 and Pwllheli whipping Northop Hall 9-1.

Pwllheli’s leading scorer Stacey Sansome (pink/black) challenges Amlwch ace Cerys Gadd

North Wales Women’s Football League (1 pm)

Division Two

Holywell defender Talia Jones. Pic: Lee Douglas

Holywell Town v Penrhyn Bay
Having lost 9-1 away in the reverse fixture, Holywell will be keen to produce a better scoreline against Penrhyn Bay on Sunday.
Although a first point still eludes them, the Wellwomen’s performances continue to improve. Penrhyn will be hoping to play their first game in 10 weeks!

Llanberis defender Elin Arwen (black shorts)

NFA v Llanberis
NFA will be going for a double over the Darans having won the reverse away fixture 2-0 back in October.
The Rhyl-based hosts have really impressed after a slow start, but Llanberis have also strengthened in recent times, so Sunday could produce a very decent contest.

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