Genero Adran Trophy: Goal-less but entertaining between Bangor and Y Felinheli

Catrin Beech made some great saves for Y Felinheli. ALL PICTURES: Kevin Prytherch – many thanks indeed


CPDM Bangor 0
CPDM Y Felinheli 0

Report: Y Felinheli

Felinheli got the point they needed to reach the next round of the Adran Trophy but they made hard work of it against a very game Bangor.

The 0-0 scoreline was not a reflection of the game itself with plenty of chances throughout for both sides, but the majority of the clear cut openings falling to Bangor, who played very well and were much more composed on the ball.

Felinheli were well below par with everything that could go wrong, going wrong on the day.

Taking nothing away from Bangor, who put in a great shift, but the game seemed to represent one of them days for Felin.

Catrin Beech made some very clever saves to keep Felin in the game, but at the other end the usual prolific front three were not firing.

Bangor had a great chance to win the game and deservedly so, but Menna Evans, clean through on goal, scuffed her shot wide.

Captains Becca Elliott (left) and Shannon Jade Jones have a pre-match chat with the referee

The hosts had other good opportunities, in the first and second half, Ella Jones hitting the post and a Beech save pushing a shot onto the bar, but the Felin goalkeeper was not to be beaten.

Felinheli had their chances too with Jody Cain going very close via a 25 yard rocket but her shot went inches wide. Sioned Phillips was put through on goal from a quick throw in but again her shot narrowly missed.

The game finished with a Felinheli free kick at the edge of the box but again it was well defended by Bangor; 0-0 at full time but Bangor deserved more.

Felinheli manager Aaron Jones-Evans said: “It was one of them days today for us, nothing seemed to work for us, passing wasn’t good enough, shape wasn’t good enough and Bangor capitalised on that and played some very nice football.

“This is football and we are a young squad that’s still getting used to playing with each other.

“What I am proud of is that when everything was going wrong the team showed great character and stayed in the game. Staying positive and making sure you don’t concede when things aren’t going well is very difficult, but we did that and got the point we needed to make it through.”

Beautiful photo from Kevin Prytherch

Report: Bangor

Very competitive match between us and CPD Merched Y Felinheli and a win would have seen us through into the last 16 of the Adran Trophy, but it wasn’t to be.

Plenty of chances and overall on top of the match, hitting the post and a 1 v 1 missed chance in the second half wasn’t enough, but an excellent performance by the girls.

Coach Aron Griffith’s thoughts: “What a difference 2 weeks makes. After Felin beating us 6-1 two weeks ago, to draw against them today is excellent in our eyes, I believe we had most of the chances in the match, we played with no pressure and to just enjoy our football and with that the chances were flowing for us, hitting the post and plenty of chances on goal that i’m extremely happy with.

“There’s a part of me that is a bit gutted that we didn’t get the win but to come along and get the draw against Felin is massive for us going forward .

“The girls’ performance today was brilliant, and our new additions to the squad are settling in very well so everything is up for us now. NFA next week so that should be a good game for us.“

Mia is back at Bangor

Croeso ‘nol Mia Roberts (glas/blue)

Mia Roberts, 18, has returned to Bangor after a short spell at Amlwch Town.

The young striker scored 14 goals last season as Bangor’s invincibles stormed to the North Wales League title.

She represented Ynys Môn at the 2023 Island Games in Guernsey and signed for Amlwch later in the summer, scoring twice in five appearances before returning to Nantporth.

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