Manager Aron Griffith praises fine performance from Bangor 1876

An alternative view of Sunday’s game at Bethesda

North Wales Women’s League report – Sunday, February 27

CPDM Bangor 1876 8 (E Jones 28, Barnfield 38, 38 pen, 44 pen, Ellis 40, 75, J Roberts 49, M Roberts 66)
Trearddur Bay 1 (Huws 55)

Manager Aron Griffith was happy with his team’s performance in Sunday’s convincing win at Plas Ffrancon, Bethesda.

Captain Dani Barnfield notched up a quick first half hat-trick for the hosts, with Awel Ellis also on the mark twice.

The always determined visitors made it a tough game and it took 1876 a while to make the breakthrough, but once they did the home team took full control.

Elin Jones opened the scoring on 28 from a Jordan Roberts assist, followed by four goals in six minutes, Barnfield netting one in open play and two from the penalty spot and Ellis making it 5-0 at the break to put the game beyond the visitors.

Danielle Barnfield

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

Mia Roberts and Ellis nabbed further goals on 66 and 75 minutes respectively.

Commenting on the win, manager Griffith said: “Firstly, thank you for Trearddur Bay on making the journey down to Plas Ffrancon and for a brilliant game.

“It was a tough game for us after weeks without playing and they didn’t make it easy on us at all and the game was competitive in the right way.

“I felt it would be just a matter of time though (before the goals came) as we kept knocking on the door so to speak. They held out to be fair, made it very difficult for us with their keeper and defence saving or blocking everything and frustrating us.

“Having said that, credit to the team as they found a way to break them down and once that first goal went in we relaxed into it and it flowed from then on as we dominated the play.

Manager Aron Griffith

“So we’re pleased to get the 3 points obviously but based on that performance from the team it was well deserved to be fair. I can’t fault the players today, they gave it everything and did exactly what we asked of them.

“More importantly for me and the other coaches I think seeing what we’ve being working on in training for the past few weeks being implemented on the pitch was so satisfying.

“We kept the ball well, were patient and didn’t force the play but held on to it and played some really elegant football at times. We controlled the game start to finish and our set pieces came off as well so overall we’re happy with that performance which we’ve got to build on now and take it forward to our next match.”

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