Candice Nellist hits five in Rhyl nine-goal show but Trearddur put up tremendous battle

Candice Nellist (white) hit five goals for Rhyl at Lon Isallt. ALL PICTURES BY WYNNE EVANS – with thanks

NORTH WALES WOMEN’S LEAGUE REPORT – MARCH 20, 2022

Trearddur Bay 0
CPD Y Rhyl 1879 9 (Nellist 5, Nattrass 2, Crockett, Bannister)

While 1879 skipper Rachael Nattrass was delighted to pick up a convincing win on Anglesey she was full of praise for opponents Trearddur Bay.

The islanders had celebrated their first league win a week earlier against Llangefni Town, but found Rhyl a different proposition.

Nonetheless, the visitors had to work hard for their success.

Gail Paterson-Manning went close to scoring for Trearddur Bay but Rhyl keeper Lauren Jones would not be beaten

Candice Nellist netted five for the away side to move up to 22 goals for the season, Nattrass herself scored twice, while Rebecca Bannister and Tegan Crockett were also on the mark.

Trearddur also had their attacking moments, Gail Paterson-Manning going close to pulling a goal back.

Captain Rachael said: “We travelled to Trearddur Bay with a small squad which resulted in a number of players playing out of position. The girls did not let this affect them, they remained positive throughout and knew they had to get the job done.

Rhyl 1879’s Niomi Taylor (white) aims to get past Bay keeper Lia Huws with defender Lara Jones also in on the action

“We struggled to get the ball down and play football for large parts of the first half but this did not stop the girls battling. We scored 4 great goals in the first half which came from some great assists. Candice and Tegan worked Trearddur Bays back 4 tirelessly for the full 90 minutes.

“On a warm day in the Bay, the girls knew we had to give more and they did not disappoint. A further 5 well taken goals in the second half was what the girls deserved. Some great build up play in the second half led to these goals.

Trearddur Bay fought for every ball. Caitlin Howell-Williams gets to grips with Rhyl’s Tegan Crockett as Shelley McMullan looks on

“All in all a good performance from Lauren in goal to the strikers up top and our substitutes, who were brilliant when they came on.

“Lastly, Trearddur Bay were brilliant, they battled throughout the whole game. They never gave up and certainly made it very difficult for us at times. They are a credit to the league and we wish them all the best for the rest of the season.”

Trearddur Bay’s Gail Paterson-Manning (right) keeps her eye on the ball and opponent Tara Nattrass

TEAMS

Trearddur Bay

Lia Huws
Caitlin Howell-Williams
Danielle Hesketh
Rhian Griffiths
Gemma Thomas
Shelley McMullan
Chloe Taylor
Lara Jones
Catrin Ellen Jones
Freya Davies
Gail Paterson-Manning
SUBS
Leanne Williams
Stacey Evans
Nicole Norris
Saffron Williams
Georgia Magee

CPD Y Rhyl 1879

Lauren Jones
Saskia Wynne-Thomas
Rosie O’Brien
Emily Bentley
Rachael Nattrass
Tara Nattrass
Alicia Duke
Tegan Crockett
Rebecca Bannister
Candice Nellist
Niomi Taylor
SUBS
Amy Woodbridge
Trisha Harley

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