GENERO ADRAN NORTH REPORTS – JANUARY 9, 2022
Denbigh Town 0
Connah’s Quay Nomads 10 (Kural 4, Scott 3, K Jones, Hamer, Haynes)
While Nomads rattled up their third double-figure score in the league this season high praise was also due to Denbigh keeper Netty Jones, who produced a series of great saves.
It has been a tough season for Town so far, but they keep trying and gloveswoman Jones typifies their never-say-die spirit.
From the start, Denbigh’s tactics were to sit in, be narrow and try and catch Nomads on the counter.
The first 10 minutes saw the Quay have all the ball but fail to break their opponents down.
Nomads eventually opened the scoring through Francesca Scott.
The ex-Stoke City and The New Saints forward was played in one-on-one after beating the offside trap and finished past the Denbigh keeper.
Five minutes later, after more Nomads pressure, Scott had another. Netty Jones pulled off two great saves before the ball was put over the line by Scott.
Nomads had the momentum at this point and over the next 15 minutes scored another three.
First, Tamara Hamer was released one-on-one after a delivery over the defence, and slid the ball under the keeper.
Then a Kirstie Kural effort came back off the crossbar for Kylie Jones to head home from inside the six yard box.
The quick scoring was then finished off by Kural, who deserved a goal and it came after she cut in from the left-hand side and fired a shot from the edge of the box into the top corner.
Throughout the first half, Denbigh’s heroic keeper Jones made save after save which kept the scoreline down.
Close to the break, however, Scott completed her hat-trick with a smart finish for her 16th Nomads goal of the season.
Half-time: Denbigh 0-6 Nomads
Nomads came out for the second half having made two substitutions and tried out a new system that may come in use in later games this season.
Two minutes before and two after the hour mark, Kural got her second and third of the game. Her hat-trick goal came directly from a corner, something she has done a few times already this season.
Just a couple of minutes after coming on, Jennifer Haynes finished off a Nomads move which started from Charlie Bolland in the Quay goal.
The ball was played down the right before a cross came in which fell to Haynes, who powerfully half volleyed into the net.
The scoring was finished by Kural with a penalty 10 minutes from time – her 19th goal of the campaign.
Credit has to go to Denbigh who made it difficult for Nomads over the 90 minutes, especially player of the match Netty Jones.
Llandudno 4 (Dutton, Tradewell, Owen, Johnson)
Llanfair United 0
Leaders Llandudno eventually ran out convincing winners over their visitors from Powys.
With top-scorer Ella Jones missing for a third successive game through injury, the hosts had to look elsewhere for their goals and again the team took on a collective responsibility in this department.
The first half saw the Seasiders score just once, Jasmin Dutton’s fierce strike from the edge of the box carrying too much power for keeper Ffion Davies
On the hour Stacey Tradewell came on for Jess Jones and it was not long before the experienced midfielder made an impact.
In the 67th minute, Tradewell broke forward, beating a couple of players before taking a shot from outside the box which found the bottom left corner.
Ffion Owen added a third on 79 minutes, netting on the half-volley after a 30-yard effort from Tradewell was initially blocked.
Maisy Johnson rounded off the scoring, the 17-year-old substitute capitalising on a goalkeeping error.
Llandudno manager Sarah Colville said: “Our first game back was always going to be a challenging game, but when we spoke in the changing rooms with the ladies we set them a game plan which worked very well.
“Jaz Dutton was the woman of the match, but all the ladies played well and to be fair Llanfair never gave up.”
Llandudno: Sara Williams, Jess Jones (Stacey Tradewell 60), Madison Williams, Rebecca Jarvis-Evans, Jasmin Dutton, Maddie Williams, Sioned Phillips (Caitlin Bibby-Fry 85), Sofie Owen, Indie Hassall (Maisy Johnson 69), Ffion Owen, Bethan Smith.
Llanfair: Ffion Davies, Chloe Brown, Hannah Lloyd, Nora Davies, Mary Kate Bailey, Emma Williams, Tonicha Lloyd (Nia Ellis 65), Annalee Hudson-Owen, Dotty Evans, Gemma Jones, Sophie Cook.
Wrexham 6 (Hughes 7, 20 & 42; Lightfoot 35 & 37; Pritchard 16)
Airbus UK Broughton 2 (Hewitt 49, Harrison 87)
Rosie Hughes chalked up another hat-trick for a Wrexham side which scored all six goals in the first half.
Visitors Airbus actually won the second half 2-0, but by then all the damage had been done.
The red and whites were in control from the off, Hughes striking first in the seventh minute when she curled the ball over the keeper from the edge of the box after receiving a pass from Rebecca Pritchard.
Hughes would have added a second on 13 minutes but for a fantastic save from keeper Shaunacy Kennedy.
Wrexham went two-up in the 16th minute, Hughes the provider this time with a byline cross which Pritchard finished off.
And on 20 minutes it was three, Hughes with a low finish after latching onto a through ball from Amber Lightfoot.
Pritchard had to leave the field in the 22nd minute after an ankle injury flared up, Libby Mackenzie replacing her.
Good saves from Kennedy denied Lightfoot and Kim Dutton before in the 35th minute the home side scored their fourth.
Hughes was again on hand with the assist as Lightfoot notched her second.
Lightfoot made it five with a brilliant long-range curling effort before she set up Hughes for her third of the day and 29th goal of the season.
The second half saw Airbus come more into the game, Tegan Hewitt opening their account early on with her 15th goal of the campaign.
A clearance off the line and some more fine stops from Kennedy denied Wrexham any further goals and the Wingmakers had the last word when Natalie Harrison made it 6-2.