NEWFA WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CUP
Welshpool Town 0
CPDM Bangor 7 (C Macdonald 4 & 18, C Jones 24 & 42, Davis 27, Basinger 68, Bliss-Bennett OG 78)
After four matches without a win Bangor bounced back in style with a 7-0 midweek victory at Maesydre in the NEWFA Women’s Challenge Cup which secured a quarter-final home tie with Llangefni Town.
The wisdom of making a young part-time squad make a four-hour round trip of about 200 miles in midweek is open to question, but the result worked out fine for Aron Griffith, Lois Regan and Lefty Wright’s Genero Adran North side.
Sixteen-year-old Cerys Macdonald got Bangor off to a flyer, scoring after four and 18 minutes.
Cadi Jones, also aged just 16, soon made it 3-0 and Alys Davis, 17, added a fourth before the half-hour.
A second for Cadi Jones, Mari Saunderson with the assist, gave Bangor a 5-0 lead at the interval.
With the game won, the visitors could afford to take their foot off the gas in the second half, but they managed to add two more goals through Erin Basinger, while the home side’s Joanne Bliss-Bennett put through her own net.
Coach Aron Griffith said: “Very impressed by the girls. In recent weeks we’ve had to fight hard against top teams and not get anything out of the games, but yesterday we played the way we play and moved the ball smoothly around creating opportunities and taking the goals very well.
“Everyone who played a part in that match deserves the recognition as they all played outstanding.
“As everyone knows we’re a young, up and coming side and to see the goal scorers yesterday were 17 and below is great, showing our 17’s team has players with great potential.
“Yet again moving quickly on to Sunday we have Felin again. No doubt it will be another tough match but I hope with the confidence and morale boost we had from yesterday’s match we can give them a game.
“Also, would like to thank Welshpool for a competitive game and wish them well for the rest of the season.”
REACTION TO BANGOR’S 5-0 LEAGUE DEFEAT AGAINST LEADERS LLANDUDNO ON SUNDAY
Aron Griffith said: “I think we put in a better performance than we have in the last few weekends, more football being played, creating plenty of openings but couldn’t put them away and forced some saves from their keeper so i’m pleased with that .
“Of course playing someone like Llandudno is a mountain of a task to get a result against them and take nothing away from how elegant they moved the ball around.
“This season for us is all about getting used to playing against experienced teams.”