First win for Denbigh Town, Pwllheli beat Bethel, cracking cup success for NFA

Pwllheli celebrated a great win over Bethel. Katie Bowe (back row, second left) was outstanding

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL REPORTS – SUNDAY, JANUARY 30

Genero Adran North

CPDM Pwllheli 1 (Thomas 71)
CPDM Bethel 0

Lois Thomas scored the decisive goal as Pwllheli celebrated one of their finest wins of the season.

The deadlock was broken in the 71st minute when a Katie Bowe free kick came back off the bar and Thomas was on hand to net her 11th goal of the season.

Bowe nearly made ultra-sure of the points when she rattled the crossbar with another thunderous effort late on.

It was an outstanding all-round performance from Bowe, one of her finest in a Pwllheli shirt, said the management team after the game.

As for Bethel it was a third straight league defeat.

Pwllheli
Elena Julio, Sian Moore, Charley Davies (Erica Jones 78), Sioned Bohana, Katie Bowe, Magi Hughes, Lois Thomas, Stacey Sansome, Leanne Rees-Hughes, Hayley Rees-Williams (Sarah Gray 55), Siona Haf Hughes (Mari Owen 55).
Bethel
Sioned Hughes-Williams, Jordanne Greenough, Jenna Allsup (Catrin Thomas 78), Llio Henshaw, Kelly Jones, Shona Roberts, Shannon Jones, Gwenno Bolton, Ffion Williams, Lois Evans (Ellie Jones 66), Fflur Williams.

NORTH WALES COAST WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CUP

Denbigh Town 2 (C Jones 75, E Jones 78)
Trearddur Bay 0

Denbigh celebrated a first victory of the season today

Ellen Lawson celebrated her first win as Denbigh manager as the Vale of Clwyd side saw off Anglesey’s Trearddur Bay 2-0 in the Coast Cup on the St Asaph 3G.

North Wales League strugglers Bay put up a great battle before late goals from Cara Jones and Elen Jones clinched the tie for Town.

Both sides were without a league win this term, so someone was going to lay a ghost by about 4 pm on Sunday.

Denbigh created many first half chances and the visitors’ Georgia Magee was the busiest of the two keepers.

Half time arrived goal-less and Trearddur started the second 45 well, but the stalemate remained until the 75th minute.

Cara Jones applied the finish after latching onto an Elen Jones corner.

And soon after it was two when Elen Jones scored with a great finish from an acute angle following a Lucy Morris through ball.

Winning manager Lawson said: “I’m so happy for the girls, they deserved it. They’ve been working really hard as have (fellow management team members) Aled (Davies) and Liam (Nash). They needed this win and I’m really excited to see us progress as a team.”

Ellen added: “It was a really good game, first half we created lots of chances and second half Trearddur started strongly but gradually we got back into the game and started to pass the ball quicker. We kept working hard right up to the final whistle and were rewarded with two well-taken goals. It’s what the players have worked so hard for over the last few weeks.”

Denbigh Town
Netty Jones, Jessica Duff, Llio Hafal, Cara Jones, Elen James-Owen, Elen Jones, Amber Hellon, Eluned Evans, Lucy Morris, Catrin Davies, Shannon Jones.
Trearddur Bay
Georgia Magee, Chloe Taylor, Danielle Hesketh, Stacey Evans (Caitin Howell-Williams 65), Freya Davies, Lia Huws, Catrin Jones, Shelley McMullan (Lara Jones 81), Heidi Sanderson, Ashleigh Jones, Sarah Flower (Gail Manning-Paterson 53).

NORTH EAST WALES FA WOMEN’S CUP

Airbus UK Broughton 0
NFA 3 (E Jones 4, Webster 12, A Mills 64)

NFA’s third goalscorer Ashleigh Mills (grey) is challenged by two Airbus opponents. Picture: johnsimages @sunkendream5

A superb cup triumph for NFA against opponents from a higher division.

The North Wales League title hopefuls took a fourth-minute lead through top-scorer Emily Jones, who made it 16 goals for the season.

Amy Webster doubled the advantage on 12 minutes, continuing her great run of form, and Ashleigh Mills added a third in the 64th minute.

Airbus, who were without top-scorer Tegan Hewitt, had too much to do in the second half and the score remained unchanged.

NORTH WALES WOMEN’S LEAGUE

Welshpool Town 3 (Llinos Hughes OG 8, Maddy Thorpe 66, Lily Davies 77) Llangefni Town 1 (Jen Cox 70)

Welshpool’s unbeaten run in 2022 continued as they made it seven points out of nine since the turn of the year.

Beaten at Llangefni at the start of the season, the Powys ladies turned the tables today.

A Llinos Hughes own goal made it 1-0 to ‘Pool at half time.

Maddy Thorpe added a second midway through the second half before Jen Cox provided Cefni with some hope by netting her eighth goal of the campaign.

However, Lily Davies secured a home win with a 77th minute strike.

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