NEWFA Women’s Challenge Cup – Llangefni go through thanks to Jess’s 21st of the season

Leonie Roberts of Llangefni (orange) determinedly shields the ball at Bangor. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR


CPDM Bangor 0
Llangefni Town 1 (Jess Jones 6)

Jess Jones’ 21st goal of the season was enough to secure Llangefni a place in the NEWFA Challenge Cup semi-finals.

It was a first-ever win for Cefni against Bangor, the Anglesey side having lost all four previous meetings with the Citizens.

With Town playing in the Tier 3 North Wales Women’s League West and their opponents operating in T2 Genero Adran North, this was quite a scalp for the islanders.

The early goal came as a result of Bangor getting caught trying to play out from the back.

The 17-year-old Jones pounced for goal number 21 in a season which has seen her score in all nine appearances for her side to date.

After the match, Bangor coach Aron Griffith said: “A very tough one for us to take. I think it took us 35 minutes to get into the game as we started off very slow and disorganised.

“I think it was a tale of two halves as Llangefni pressed us well in the first half to force the mistake. In the second half we had a bagful of chances on goal, but even if we were there all night I don’t think we would have scored – that’s our luck this season.

“Take nothing away from Llangefni who put their bodies on the line to keep that ball away from their goal in the second half . I wish them all the best in the next round of the cup and also in the league .

“It’s all about us looking to get back stronger for Sunday’s league match now (at Llanfair) and switching on from the start.”

Other NEWFA Challenge Cup round two ties to come

Northop Hall v Llanfair United
NFA v Connah’s Quay Nomads
Denbigh Town v Airbus

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