North Wales Women’s League – four games and 40 goals see big wins for Amlwch, Northop Hall, Bangor 1876 and NFA

Shannon Thomas (right – in blue) scored her first hat-trick for Amlwch Town the day after her 26th birthday. Picture: GETHIN JONES

Eight games and 74 goals – 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!

Four matches in the North Wales Women’s League produced a sum total of 40 goals!

Genero Adran North matches and the NEWFA Cup tie between Llandudno and Welshpool Town will be reported elsewhere on the site…


Table up to and including February 27 –

Amlwch Town 11 Llanystumdwy 1

Tesni Hughes (blue) hit four goals for Amlwch. Picture: GETHIN JONES

Tesni Hughes netted four and Shannon Thomas claimed her first senior career hat-trick on the weekend of her 26th birthday as Amlwch stormed into second spot with a double-figure bonanza against visitors Llanystumdwy.

The result put the Anglesey side just a point behind leaders CPD Y Rhyl 1879 having played the same amount of games.

Amlwch did most of the damage in the first half.

Hughes and Lowri Thomas netted inside the first 10 minutes before Sara Furlong added a third, connecting with a brilliant volley into the bottom left corner from an Emma Roberts cross.

The 18-year-old Hughes bagged her second and Shannon Thomas then scooped a quick double to make it 6-0.

Cerys Gadd added another, then Hana Wellings put Llanystumdwy on the scoresheet, but Hughes and Shannon Thomas soon both completed their trebles, making it 9-1 at the interval.

The second half was more sedate, Tesni Hughes collecting her fourth on 58 minutes to boost her goals tally for the campaign to 15.

Gadd rounded things off with a late penalty.

CPDM Bangor 1876 8 Trearddur Bay 1

Danielle Barnfield (left – red) scored three for 1876

Skipper Danielle Barnfield scored a hat-trick in a comfortable home victory for fourth-place 1876.

The hosts took a while to make the breakthrough, but once they did it was a case of how many they would score.

Elin Jones opened the floodgates on 28 minutes from a Jordan Roberts assist.

There was then a mad rush of four goals in six minutes, Barnfield netting one in open play and two from the penalty spot, while Awel Ellis also made the scoresheet before the interval which arrived with a 5-0 scoreline.

Jordan Roberts added a sixth early in the second half before Lia Huws hit back for Bay.

Mia Roberts and Ellis nabbed further goals on 66 and 75 minutes respectively for the Plas Ffrancon hosts.

Llangefni Town 1 NFA 6

Georgia Spibey (back row – second from right) scored twice for NFA

Third-place NFA returned to league action after a three-week break with a six-goal spree at Cae Bob Parry.

On a heavy pitch the visitors initially struggled to get into their quick passing game. They created a few chances but could not find the finishing touch.

In the 34th minute Sade Benjamin broke the deadlock with a composed finish.

A couple of minutes later and it was 2-0 with another from Benjamin – her 16th goal this season.

After some constructive discussion from both coaches and players at half time, the NFA ladies came out a different team and began to dominate from the referee’s whistle.

Ten minutes into the half a pinpoint channel pass from Rachel Lloyd found Stella Windsor, who had made a wonderful run and slotted the ball home.

After working hard throughout the game Amy Webster got her reward in the 73rd minute. After some quick thinking from Georgia Spibey in taking a quick throw in, Webster slotted the ball home.

Three minutes later it was time for Spibey to get her name on the scoresheet having already rattled the crossbar minutes earlier. Benjamin found Spibey in the box and she finished comfortably.

In the 67th minute Llangefni pulled one back when a long shot from Ffion Thomas flew in just under the crossbar.

Finally, in the 89th minute Webster repaid the compliment to Spibey. Webster had a shot that was saved but Spibey was alive to the situation and reacted first to score her second.

Northop Hall 11 Holywell 1

Amy Glendinning and Holly Mayers led the way with four goals apiece as Northop Hall rattled up their biggest win in some time.

Millie Sigsworth struck first for the hosts from the penalty spot on eight minutes and Mayers doubled the advantage soon after.

Glendinning then bagged a brace and Mayers completed a pair before Debra Wright made it 6-0 on the half-hour.

Prior to the turnaround, Glendinning completed a hat-trick.

Holywell top-scorer Zoe Stopford put her team on the board with a goal on 51 minutes, but the Hall remained in command, Glendinning grabbing a fourth moments later.

Mayers hit two to register a personal quartet and Chelsea Evans also made the scoresheet before the end.

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