Genero Adran North – Bethel fight back from two down to win at Nomads, Pwllheli hit six, Rosie bags another hat-trick for leaders Wrexham

She’s unstoppable – Rosie Hughes scored another hat-trick for Wrexham. Picture: BRIAN PRYDDEN

Eight games and 74 goalsthat’s an average of over 9 per match!

The women footballers of North Wales came up trumps today with a true Sunday goal feast.

Action has been thin on the ground of late, with two blank weekends preceding this one due to bad weather, but Bethel gave us a taste of what was to come by hitting 14 in midweek.

Today was something else – thrills, spills, comeback chills and we even managed without Rhyl!

North Wales League reports to follow……

REPORTS – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Genero Adran North

Table after matches played Sunday, February 27. Source: http://www.allwalessport.co.uk

Airbus UK Broughton 2 (Harrison 41, Purvis 66)
CPD Pwllheli 6 (Thomas, Bowe 2, Hughes 2, 1 pen, Jones OG)

Pwllheli performed brilliantly at Airbus. Katie Bowe (back row, second from left) scored two stunners, while skipper Magi Hughes (front – third left) also struck twice for the visitors

Player of the match Katie Bowe and skipper Magi Hughes both scored twice as Pwllheli romped to their biggest away win of the season.

Lois Thomas and a Meleri Jones own goal made up the rest of the visitors’ tally, Natalie Harrison and Ceri Purvis replying for the Wingmakers.

Thomas put Pwllheli in front with her 12th goal of the season from a Bowe assist.

Magician Bowe then scored with a stunning volley from near halfway.

Captain Hughes converted a penalty and then volleyed in magnificently from a Bowe free kick. Harrison replied in the 41st minute to make it 4-1 at the break.

In the second half, Bowe completed her best display yet for Pwllheli with a second goal from a 30-yard free kick. Jones’ own goal added to the home team’s misery.

Purvis hit back for Airbus in the 66th minute.

Connah’s Quay Nomads 2 (Hamer 45, Hobbs 59)
Bethel 3 (Y Williams 64 & 90+5, Fflur Williams 88)

Yasmin Williams (facing) was Bethel’s match-winner

What a thriller at Nomads where a home side reduced to 10 players took a two-goal lead only to be sunk by a dramatic turnaround from Bethel which included a 95th minute winner.

The afternoon began badly for the hosts when defender Llinos Hughes was shown a straight red card in the 12th minute for violent conduct in the penalty area.

Bethel picked up three yellow cards themselves in the first half and right on the interval went a goal down when Tamara Hamer struck for the Quay.

In the 59th minute, Jordan Parry’s side looked to be heading for three points when Shannon Hobbs made it 2-0 with her 10th goal of the season.

However, Bethel’s fightback began in the 64th minute when Yasmin Williams profited from a Shona Roberts assist.

Still it looked as though the 10-players of Nomads might hang on until Fflur Williams levelled in the 88th minute with her 17th goal of the campaign.

Then five minutes into added time, with Quay now down to nine players as the impressive Kylie Jones was forced off with an injury and the hosts had used all their subs, hero of the afternoon Yasmin Williams plundered the winner.

Wrexham 5 (Hughes 20, 38 & 62, Lightfoot37, Pritchard 83)
Llanfair United 2 (Lloyd 7, G Jones 11 pen)

Even with her back to goal, Rosie is so dangerous. Picture: BRIAN PRYDDEN

After a slow start when they fell two goals behind, leaders Wrexham turned the tables to record an eighth straight victory and move five points clear at the summit.

Yet again, the unstoppable Rosie Hughes took centre stage for the hosts, grabbing a hat-trick to reach 36 goals for the season in 17 appearances.

In-form Llanfair began well, Tonicha Lloyd slotting into the bottom corner on seven minutes before top-scorer Gemma Jones converted a penalty after 11.

Wrexham did not panic and steadily took over. In the 20th minute Hughes finished off an Amber Lightfoot cross to halve the arrears.

The hosts missed some opportunities before Lightfoot’s delightful chip – her 15th goal this term – made it 2-2.

And a minute later Lightfoot released Hughes, who left two defenders standing before finishing well to put her team in front at the break.

Delyth Morgan made a fine save to keep Wrexham in front early in the second half.

Just past the hour it became 4-2 when Libby MacKenzie crossed, Tonicha Dickens met the ball at the far post and Hughes bundled in for her hat-trick.

Sophie Hodson was denied by a tip onto the post from Llanfair keeper Ffion Davies before the scoring was completed in the 83rd minute.

Phoebe Rintoul provided the assist and Rebecca Pritchard found the top corner from eight yards out.

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