Pwllheli Ladies FC had lots of fun when they staged their end-of-season awards at the weekend.
Although the coronavirus crisis prevented the girls being physically together for the event, it was still a thrill for the squad to share the experience over the internet of an action-packed season.
Pwllheli began the 2019-20 season in North Wales League Division Two, having asked to be relegated due to uncertainty over the availability of many players during the campaign.
As it turned out, Pwll came out of things really well. They finished fifth overall on the points-per-game method after the season was halted early because of COVID-19.
The Llyn girls were involved in some cracking league games, ending up with a record of four wins, a draw and five defeats.
Their 15 league and cup matches produced a total 101 goals – 56 for and 45 against!
The experienced Stacey Sansome had a tremendous season in front of goal, finishing joint-third top-scorer in Division Two with 12 league goals and netting 13 in all to end up seventh in the overall chart for the NWWFL.
Long-serving Lowri Hughes produced a remarkable feat, scoring five goals in back-to-back games.
Several other players shone and Pwll rounded off the campaign with an excellent 2-0 home victory against Mountain Rangers.
Pwllheli’s best result was probably a 3-0 home triumph over Division One Rhyl to make the Betty Pickering Cup semi-finals. They knocked Division One side Corwen out of the same cup 4-2.
Here are the team’s 2019-20 awards (some of the awards are of a light-hearted nature but that works for us at Grassroots North Wales as we always enjoy a laugh)
Goal of the Season
Erica’s Player of the Season
Alun’s Players of the Season
Best New Signing
Llio Meleri Jones
Cara Wyn Hughes
Tweet of the Season (think it said that)
Most nervous before a match
Pwllheli results 2019-20
Sep 8: Penrhyn Bay (away – league) 3-2 (Lois Thomas 2, Stacey Sansome)
Sep 15: Amlwch Town (home – league) 3-8 (Stacey Sansome 2, Lois Thomas)
Oct 6: NFA (home – league) 4-3 (Magi Hughes 2, Stacey Sansome, Amy Roberts)
Oct 13: Connah’s Quay Nomads (away – league) 1-9 (Amy Roberts)
Oct 20: Connah’s Quay Nomads (away – Welsh Cup) 1-3 (Bess Roberts)
Nov 10: Northop Hall (home – NEWFA Cup) 9-1 (Lowri Hughes 5, Amy Roberts 2, Sioned Mair Jones, Stacey Sansome)
Nov 17: Holywell (home – league) 18-1 (Lowri Hughes 5, Stacey Sansome 5, Amy Roberts 4, Sioned Mair Jones 3, Elin Brown)
Dec 1: Llanberis (home – league) 4-5 (Stacey Sansome 3, Lia Roberts)
Jan 5: Corwen (home – Betty Pickering Cup) 4-2 (Sioned Mair Jones, Leanne Hughes, Lois Thomas, Erin Parry)
Jan 19: Amlwch Town (away – league) 1-4 (Amy Roberts)
Jan 26: Connah’s Quay Nomads (home – league) 1-4 (Lowri Hughes)
Feb 2: Wrexham (away – NEWFA Cup) 0-1
Feb 23: Rhyl (home – Betty Pickering Cup) 3-0 (Llio Meleri, Erin Parry, Sioned Mair Jones)
Mar 1: Llanberis (away – league) 2-2 (Sioned Mair Jones, Amy Roberts)
Mar 8: Mountain Rangers (home – league) 2-0 (Nia Wyn Jones 2)
Played 10 Won 4 Drawn 1 Lost 5 GF 39 GA 38
Played 5 Won 3 Lost 2 GF 17 GA 7
Played 15 Won 7 Drawn 1 Lost 7 GF 56 GA 45
13 – Stacey Sansome
11 – Lowri Hughes
10 – Amy Roberts
7 – Sioned Mair Jones
4 – Lois Thomas
2 – Nia Wyn Jones, Magi Hughes, Erin Parry
1 – Bess Roberts, Elin Brown, Lia Roberts, Leanne Hughes, Llio Meleri