Women’s football previews – Llangefni face big test against 1876, NFA meet Bethel in potential cup classic

Bangor 1876 captain Danielle Barnfield (left) and Llangefni skipper Nia Ginnelly meet up before a clash between the teams earlier this season

NORTH WALES WOMEN’S FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

NORTH WALES WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE (2 pm)

Latest North Wales Women’s League table: http://www.allwalessport.co.uk

Llangefni Town v CPDM Bangor 1876

Llangefni Town top-scorer Jen Cox could be in with a chance of featuring in Sunday’s big test against Bangor 1876 after making a good recovery from a knee injury.

The Anglesey side’s manager Dan Gregg is confident that whoever is available, his players can give a good account of themselves against their third-place opponents.

1876 were beaten heavily at home, 6-1 in the NWCFA Cup by Rhyl-based NFA last weekend, and will be looking to bounce back at Cae Bob Parry.

Town, who are seventh in the table with an excellent 14 points so far in their debut season, return to action for the first time since grabbing a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Llanystumdwy a fortnight ago.

After receiving a 13-0 thumping at the hands of Bangor 1876 in a pre-season friendly in what was one of the first games for this new Llangefni side, they then went on to lose just 3-0 at Plas Ffrancon in the league last November.

Gregg’s hopefuls will no doubt be looking for more improvement on Sunday.

The Cefni manager said: “It’ll be nice to be back in action after a two-week break on Sunday, and straight back into it against a top Bangor side.

“It’s hard to know what to expect against Bangor as they have such good depth in the squad it’s hard to second guess who’s going to play.

“Hopefully we can get a good crowd on Sunday and use our stadium to our advantage. The grass pitch and a full stand would be great!

LLANGEFNI TOWN LADIES RESULTS 2021-22 SEASON
ALL NORTH WALES LEAGUE MATCHES

SEPTEMBER 12
Llangefni Town 5 (Jen Cox 3, Hannah Owen, Lara Cain) Welshpool Town 1
SEPTEMBER 26
Llangefni Town 0 Northop Hall 4
OCTOBER 10
Holywell 2 Llangefni Town 5 (Sian Elin Morgan-Price 2, Hannah Owen, Tasha Jones, Ellie Coulson)
OCTOBER 17
Amlwch Town 6 Llangefni Town 0
OCTOBER 24
NFA 7 Llangefni Town 0
OCTOBER 31
Llangefni Town 4 (Llinos Hughes, Jen Cox 2, Megan Summers-Roberts) Trearddur Bay 0
NOVEMBER 7
CPDM Bangor 1876 3 Llangefni Town 0
NOVEMBER 14
Llangefni Town 0 CPD Y Rhyl 1879 12
DECEMBER 12
Llangefni Town 2 (Ellie Coulson, Tasha Jones pen) Holywell 2
DECEMBER 19
Northop Hall 5 Llangefni Town 0
JANUARY 23
Llangefni Town 3 (Nia Ginnelly, Jen Cox 2) Llanystumdwy 1
JANUARY 30
Welshpool Town 3 Llangefni Town 1 (Jen Cox)
FEBRUARY 27
Llangefni Town 1 (Ffion Thomas) NFA 6
MARCH 13
Trearddur Bay 4 Llangefni Town 2 (Jen Cox, Jade Cook)
MARCH 20
Llanystumdwy 2 Llangefni Town 2 (Jen Cox 2)

PLAYED 15 WON 4 DRAWN 2 LOST 9 GOALS FOR 25 GOALS AGAINST 58 POINTS 14 POSITION (10 TEAMS) 7TH

GOALS (25)
11 – Jen Cox
2 – Sian-Elin Morgan-Price, Ellie Coulson, Hannah Owen, Tasha Jones
1 – Lara Cain, Llinos Hughes, Megan Summers-Roberts, Nia Ginnelly, Ffion Thomas, Jake Cook

Northop Hall v Amlwch Town

Amlwch will be out to revive their outside title hopes when visiting a Northop Hall side they beat 4-2 at Lon Bach last November.

The Anglesey team were whipped 5-2 at home by leaders CPD Y Rhyl 1879 last weekend and will be anxious to avoid a third league defeat in a row having lost 1-0 at Bangor 1876 in their previous encounter.

The Hall’s last league outing was an 11-4 home caning suffered against NFA, so they are sure to be aiming for improvement against the islanders.

Trearddur Bay v Llanystumdwy

With two wins in their last three games, ever-improving Trearddur Bay will target a third home victory in succession when Llanystumdwy come to Lon Isallt.

Llan beat Bay 5-2 at home in February, but since then have struggled for form, having become the first league team ever to lose to Holywell last weekend.

NEWFA WOMEN’S CUP (2 pm)

NFA v Bethel (venue: Pengwern Hall, Rhuddlan)

The winner of Sunday’s battle on the Rhyl High School leisure centre pitch will take on Connah’s Quay Nomads in the semi-finals.

The other semi has already been confirmed with Llandudno meeting Llanfair United.

NFA are having a great season in the North Wales League, currently lying second in the table with 11 wins in 13 matches, however Bethel finished an excellent third in their debut campaign in the Tier 2 Adran North.

This looks like an excellent match up with both teams piling in the goals this term.

NFA have bagged 90 goals in 18 games across all competitions, while Bethel have netted 98 times in their 19 fixtures.

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