North Wales women’s football previews – Sunday, October 24

Trearddur Bay face a big test against Bangor 1876

NORTH WALES WOMEN’S FOOTBALL FIXTURES – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

GENERO ADRAN NORTH (2 pm)
Airbus UK Broughton v Llanfair United
Connah’s Quay Nomads v Wrexham
Denbigh Town v Pwllheli
Llandudno v Bethel

NORTH WALES WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE (2 pm)
Holywell v Northop Hall
Llanystumdwy v Amlwch Town
NFA v Llangefni Town
Trearddur Bay v CPDM Bangor 1876
Welshpool Town v CPD Y Rhyl 1879

MATCH PREVIEWS

NORTH WALES WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Trearddur Bay v CPDM Bangor 1876

Top of the table 1876 will look to bounce back from a painful 8-1 defeat suffered at Rhyl 1879 in their last outing.

Trearddur Bay are dealing with heartache of their own. Due to Caernarfon Town pulling out of the league, the Anglesey newcomers have lost the three points they gained from beating the Cofis at the start of the season.

It will take a lot more than a couple of setbacks to bring these two teams down, however.

They will both take the field on Sunday determined to enjoy the occasion and play their best.

With near enough a full squad available to choose from, Bangor 1876 manager Jonny Batten said: “We’re all really looking forward to the match on Sunday for sure and getting back to playing.

“The squad are looking to respond positively and bounce back quickly after the Rhyl loss which hurt. We’ve really stepped up the intensity in training and used last weekend’s (free) playing slot to work on a few things, focusing on some key things from previous games and working on them.

“I think the squad is looking sharp and hungry which is great to see. In the last game we were down to bare bones with some of the 19’s stepping up to the match day squad but we won’t use that as an excuse as we were beaten by the better team on the day.

“So for Sunday we’re pleased to welcome back some big players who have been unavailable for a variety of reasons.

“I’m sure it will have a positive impact on the team and can influence the game for us.

“It might also be an opportunity for us to play some new signings, possibly, who I’m sure will want to make their own impact also if they’re involved.

“The squad have rallied well and we’re looking for a reaction from the team across the pitch.

“Trearddur Bay won’t make it easy on us for sure so we’ll have to work for it from start to finish. I’m expecting a strong attacking performance from us which I’m sure we’ll get and come away with 3 points. That’s the target.”

Holywell v Northop Hall

After losing their opener 1-0 to Rhyl, the Hall have bounced back strongly with big wins over Llangefni Town and Trearddur Bay.

They will be expected to pick up three more points at a Holywell side which has lost both their games, but are steadily improving.

Llanystumdwy v Amlwch Town

Last weekend was a memorable one for Llanystumdwy as they picked up their first points with a 7-2 hammering of Holywell.

Grace Mpuku scored a hat-trick in that game and will be a key player against on Sunday, but Amlwch are looking strong with three wins from four matches.

NFA v Llangefni Town

Two wins apiece so far for this pair.

Rhyl-based NFA showed what they are capable of with a 3-1 victory at Amlwch on September 26.

Llangefni, meanwhile, lost 6-0 at Amlwch last weekend, but did have to play an hour or more with 10 players and Dan Gregg’s side have picked up a couple of good victories so far.

Welshpool Town v CPD Y Rhyl 1879

The only team in the league with a 100 percent record – just two wins but very good ones – Rhyl also impressed in their narrow 1-0 Welsh Cup defeat to Pwllheli last Sunday.

Darren Wardle has a great squad at his disposal and with the experience of Joy Jamieson and Cassie Thomas alongside him as assistants, they really do look like a good unit.

GENERO ADRAN NORTH

How will Francesca Scott perform on her Nomads debut?

Connah’s Quay Nomads v Wrexham

Plenty of excitement at Deeside Stadium this week with the arrival of new Nomads winger Francesca Scott from The New Saints.

This is probably just the tonic Connah’s Quay needed after last weekend’s heartbreaking Welsh Cup exit at Bethel.

Both Nomads and Wrexham have made similar starts, a big win and a heavy loss apiece in the league.

Some cracking players on both sides – Wrexham have 12-goal Rosie Hughes in the ranks, while Kirstie Kural has banged in eight for the Quay from midfield.

Llandudno v Bethel

Former Llandudno forward Fflur Williams is now a Bethel player

Bethel will be out for revenge after a 6-1 loss to Llandudno in the Adran Trophy last month.

Ben Bolton’s side are surely boosted by last Sunday’s Welsh Cup success over Nomads which sets up a massive home clash against Cardiff Met in the quarter-finals.

Tudno are joint top of the table with Bethel on six points with two wins apiece, so somebody’s 0 has to go – unless it’s a draw, in which case two 100 percent records will disappear.

A few players will come up against their old club in this one, including Bethel’s Mari Gibbard, Shona Roberts and Fflur Williams, all formerly with the Seasiders.

Airbus UK Broughton v Llanfair United

Both are seeking their first league win.

Llanfair have already won 4-1 at Airbus this term in the Adran Trophy.

Denbigh Town v Pwllheli

In-form Pwllheli will be aiming for a seventh win on the bounce in all competitions when they visit a Denbigh side struggling badly for results.

Erica Jones and Lefty Wright’s team reached the last eight of the Welsh Cup last weekend and will travel to mighty Swansea City in February.

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