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Women’s recreational football: Trearddur Bay celebrate first win

Trearddur Bay Ladies are off the mark!

Trearddur Bay 4 (Cooper, 1 OG, A Jones, Williams)
Queen Bees Eglwysbach 2 (Cannon 2)
Group West North Wales Ladies Recreational League

In just their second-ever match, Trearddur Bay recorded an impressive 4-2 win over Queen Bees Eglwysbach at RAF Valley tonight.

With both teams having enough players, it was agreed to play 11-a-side, full pitch, 3 x 20 mins.

In the first 20, Trearddur played against the strong wind and only through some solid defending kept it at 0-0 with centre backs Catrin Jones and Gemma Thomas putting in some great tackles.

The second stanza saw Bay have the wind advantage and with Shanellie Cooper’s long distance shooting ability it was not long before she opened the scoring with a great effort from well outside the box.

Cooper went close twice again as did a couple of other players. Bay won a corner that was put into the box and with some good pressure from the hosts, the ball found its way into the net off one of the Bees players.

Eglwysbach still threatened on the break and almost scored themselves a couple of times.

The third period saw the visitors pile on the pressure with the wind behind them and after Trearddur failed to clear their lines the ball fell to Chev Cannon who made no mistake.

Bay were now defending to hold onto their slender lead, but when they broke with some great link up play it was left to Ashleigh Jones to put the ball into the net to make it 3-1.

Bees kept swarming and the home team defended for their lives until a shot came from distance and after Georgia Magee saved the first effort the follow up was finished well by Cannon for 3-2.

The Anglesey side were now holding on, until another break saw Leanne Williams and the lively and promising Freya Davies link up again. With the final kick of the game, Leanne Williams made it 4-2.

Trearddur manager Chris Davies said: “Having only played two games, the girls have come on leaps and bounds this year and credit to them all.

“Every one of them played their hearts out and put a shift in this evening in difficult conditions. Playing 40 minutes against the wind with only 20 with it makes the win even more impressive.

“Huge thanks to the Bees, a great bunch and we really enjoyed the game. We look forward to the return match.”

League results – 2019-20 season

Group East

February 29: Kinmel Bay 4 (Jessica Hall 2, Jessica Jones, 1 OG) Pentre Hawks 0
February 11: Llysfaen Lionesses 2 (Kirsty Buckley, Gemma Crutchlow-Porter) Holywell 1 (Caitlin Hadaway)
January 25: Holywell 6 (Sarah Massey 3, Caitlin Hadaway 2, Caitlin Latham) Dragonhearts 0
December 12: Kinmel Bay 3 (Jessica Jones 2, Jess Hall) Holywell 0
November 24: Kinmel Bay 4 (Jessica Jones 3, Seren Williams) Henllan 1 (Lynne Jones)
November 19: Llysfaen Lionesses 9 (Alannah Dunne 4, Emma Fisher 2, Kirsty Buckley, Hayley Gibson, Sophie Heap) Pentre Hawks 0
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 Heap 3) 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

March 2: Trearddur Bay 4 (Shanellie Cooper, 1 OG, Ashleigh Jones, Leanne Williams) Queen Bees Eglwysbach 2 (Chev Cannon 2)
February 3: Penrhyn Bay Panthers 4 (Sonia Jones 2, Cat Jones, Melissa Lloyd) Llanfairfechan Town 0
January 21: Penrhyn Bay Panthers 4 (Sonia Jones 2, Alex Starr, Cat Jones) Eglwysbach Queen Bees 0
December 12: Llanfairfechan Town 5 (Maddie Williams 2, Sadie Richards 2, Megan Devereux) Bethesda Athletic 0
November 26: Queen Bees Eglwysbach 1 (Chev Cannon) Mochdre 1 (Bethan Smith)
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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