Women’s football – wins for Nomads, Airbus, Pwllheli, NFA, Bangor 1876, Northop Hall, Amlwch and Rhyl 1879

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 women remain unbeaten in the league


Connah’s Quay Nomads 5 Wrexham 2

Nomads edged up to third in the table with an impressive 5-2 victory over Wrexham.

The hosts had the better of the first half-hour, new signing Fran Scott denied by Kat Jones in a one-on-one, as well as Kirstie Kural hitting the post from a free kick.

Against the run of play Wrexham struck on the break. Chasing a ball over the defence, Rebecca Pritchard took a touch and fired over Charlie Bolland into the Nomads net.

Trailing 1-0 at half time, Quay manager Jordan Parry told his players there was plenty of time to get back into the game following an encouraging 45 minutes.

After the interval the Nomads came out motivated, a 48th minute corner eventually finished off by defender Chelsea Bloor for 1-1.

By the 56th minute the hosts were ahead. Shannon Hobbs beat the left back and fired across the face of goal. Kural was at the back post and took a touch before netting.

It was all Nomads now and after 70 minutes it became 3-1.

Scott forced an error from Wrexham trying to play out from the back and found Amber Bailey, who entered the box and slid the ball into the bottom corner

In the 76th minute, another Nomads corner wasn’t dealt with and from almost under the crossbar Scott grabbed a debut goal.

Into added time, Rosie Hughes headed a Wrexham corner into the net for 4-2, but Nomads wanted the final say.

Straight from kick off a long ball up the pitch eventually fell for Kural. Thirty yards out she took aim and found the top corner to seal the win.

The game ended on a low for Nomads as Tamara Hamer was shown a straight red for a reaction to a tackle.

Still taken from live footage of the Nomads v Wrexham match shows Kirstie Kural about to score her team’s fifth goal from distance

Thanks were expressed to the Halfway House, who provided after-match hospitality for both teams.

Nomads manager Jordan Parry: “A win we thoroughly deserved and if we had been more clinical with our chances in the first half we should have been out of sight.

“The best thing that happened to us was to go down by a goal, It gave us the incentive to go up a level. We suddenly got our act into gear from the off with an immediate goal from a very well-worked set-piece.

“I asked for a reaction second half and they gave it. We dominated and should have scored more.

“We know how established Wrexham’s women’s team has been over the years so going in as underdogs and getting a deserved result is a great step for this group of players.”

Llandudno 3 Bethel 3

Ella Jones netted a stunning equaliser for Llandudno

An absolutely stunning equaliser from Ella Jones in the closing stages rescued a point for Llandudno.

Tudno had seen off Bethel 6-1 in the Adran Trophy earlier in the season, but this league battle was much tighter.

Maddie Williams headed the hosts into a second minute lead following a Kelsey Davies cross.

Bethel hit back strongly, equalising on six minutes when Ffion Williams latched onto a defence-splitting pass and finished into the far-right corner.

And the visitors edged ahead in the 18th minute.

Gwenno Bolton’s early throw found Mari Gibbard, who returned the ball to her sister.

Bolton played the ball towards the corner of the 18 yard box and Gibbard’s fine curling effort went in off the post.

It remained 2-1 to the away side until the 73rd minute when Jordanne Greenough drove down the wing and found Ella Jones, whose cross was finished off by substitute India Hassall.

Back came battling Bethel, and in the 80th minute Ffion Williams received a pass from Gibbard and chipped the keeper for 3-2.

Injury time was being played when Maisy Johnson produced some good work before finding Ella Jones, whose rocket shot flew into the top corner for her 19th goal of the campaign.

Airbus UK Broughton 5 Llanfair United 0

Tegan Hewitt bagged a hat-trick and Natalie Harrison a double as Airbus got their season well and truly up and running with a 5-0 pasting of Llanfair.

Most of the damage was done in the first half, as Hewitt and Harrison both scored twice.

Denbigh Town 1 Pwllheli 5

After starting off the season with a run of heavy league and cup defeats Denbigh were a much improved side at home to Welsh Cup quarter-finalists Pwllheli.

Until the 55th minute at Central Park, Town were holding their opponents 1-1, Amy Roberts giving the visitors an early lead before Lois Roberts levelled on 17.

It was only in the second half that Pwllheli got on top, Amy Roberts scoring twice more to complete a hat-trick, while Lois Thomas delivered a double.

This was a seventh straight win for Pwll.


Trearddur Bay 0 Bangor 1876 2

It was not until the final quarter-hour that 1876 finally broke the resistance of a determined Trearddur side.

Gwen Roberts put the leaders ahead on 77 minutes before substitute Lexi Crawley, making her first appearance of the season, added a second.

NFA 7 Llangefni Town 0

Hat-tricks from Emily Jones and Sade Benjamin, plus a Stella Windsor single, secured an emphatic win for NFA.

Trailing 5-0 at half time, Llangefni were much improved after the break and had a chance to score via a penalty but Sian Morgan-Price missed the target.

This game is reported on in more depth elsewhere on Grassroots North Wales.

Llanystumdwy 1 Amlwch Town 2

Llanystumdwy goalscorer Sarah O’Hara

Joint leaders Amlwch had to work really hard to edge a win over a Llanystumdwy side which is growing better by the week.

Sunday’s early kick-off game at Dwyfor Park saw Llan set up with three at the back with the intention to start the attacking way they did the previous weekend in a 7-2 defeat of Holywell.

Both teams threatened before after 25 minutes, a free kick came into the box from Malen Williams and fell at the feet of Sarah O’Hara to open the scoring from close range.

Town keeper Ceri Pritchard had to make some smart saves to keep it at 1-1 until a minute before the interval, miscommunication at the back between defence and Sara Lacey in goal led to Amlwch equalising through Tesni Hughes.

Half-time: 1-1

The second half started where the first left off with both teams attempting to attack and the Amlwch keeper was the busier.

As Llan pressured, they were caught out by a brilliant counter from Amlwch who overran the defence and Emily Ridges made it 2-1 with a great strike from the edge of the box.

Both teams pressed from there on, but there were no more goals.


Llanystumdwy player of the match Tash Matthews

Croesawyd Amlwch i Barc Dwyfor heddiw ma am cic gyntaf buan i’r dydd.

Mae hi wedi bod yn amlwg dros y 2 gem diwethaf fod y perfformiadau wedi gwella yn arw ac fel canlyniad, roedd pawb yn edrych ymlaen i’r gem yma fel her arall.

Cychwynodd y gem ar gyflymder a safon dda iawn wrth i’r ddau dîm geisio ymosod o’r cychwyn. Cychwynom ni hefo 3 yn y cefn gyda’r bwriad o fynd amdani o’r chwiban gyntaf, yn debyg i be naethom ni wythnos diwethaf.

Roedd popeth yn dangos y bod hon yn mynd i fod yn gem agos iawn am yr 25 munud cyntaf. Wedi hynny, daeth cic rydd mewn i’r bocs ac yn nghanol popeth, glaniodd y bel yn nhraed Sarah O’Hara i agor y sgor o agos.

Rheoli’r gem oedd rhaid neud wedyn a chadw popeth yr un peth gan fod Llan yn ymddangos i fod y tîm gorau ac yn cadw gol geidwad Amlwch yn brysur am yr hanner.

Yn anffodus, oherwydd blerwch ein hunain, daeth Amlwch yn ôl i’r gêm wrth i bas dda gael ei rhoi trwy’r cefn i Ddiffyg siarad rhwng y cefnwyr a Sara Lacey yn gol iddyn nhw gael tap i mewn gan Tesni Hughes ar ol 31 munud.

Cychwynodd yr ail hanner ble orffennodd yr hanner cyntaf wrth i’r ddau dîm geisio ymosod unwaith eto gyda Llan yn chwarae’n dda trwy’r canol ac yn gweithio gol geidwad Amlwch. Wrth i Llan geisio ymosod, daeth “counter” arbennig o dda gan Amlwch iddynt fynd amdani yn erbyn 2 o’r genod yn y cefn i orffen yn daclus o tu allan i’r bocs i neud hi’n 2-1. Gol – Emily Ridges.

Roedd hi’n bleser gweld y genod yn chwarae heddiw, mae’n amlwg fod y rhediad bychan o gemau rydym wedi gael yn cael effaith gwych ar y genod wrth iddynt gael mwy o brofiad gyda bob gêm. Diolch yn fawr iawn i Amlwch am y gêm, a bob hwyl am weddill y tymor.

Holywell 2 Northop Hall 5

Goals from Emily Hughes (2), Holly Mayers, Sienna Strapp and Eleanor Thomas clinched the points for Northop Hall.

Holywell put up a good show, though, replying through Zoe Stopford and Courtney Lancaster.

Welshpool Town 1 CPD Y Rhyl 1879 3

Laura Williams and Rachael Nattrass struck for Rhyl in the first half before Candice Nellist made sure of an away win with a third goal on 85 minutes.

Sophie Edwards hit back with a late penalty for the hosts.

Winning manager Darren Wardle said: “Not an easy game today with limited squad numbers due to a lot of absences, but the girls in the match day squad all rolled up their sleeves and dug in for another good away win with two great finishes from distance, firstly from Laura, then another thunderbolt from Rachael making it 2-0 at the break.

“Second half was nip and tuck but a smart finish from Candice just inside the box made it comfortable at 3-0 and a late penalty for the home side, who never gave up, made it 3-1 final score.

“Proud of the team spirit and unity within the squad which is allowing the girls to play some great football, keeping the unbeaten run going.”

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