Betty Pickering Cup – 18th birthday girl Jess hits four in 11-goal rout, Flint bag 9, Pwllheli 7

Jess Jones (facing – right) scored four goals and Jen Cox (facing – left) netted a hat-trick for Llangefni Town. Hannah Owen (11) also made the scoresheet. Picture: DAI SINCLAIR



Group C
CPD Pwllheli 7 Denbigh Town 2

Report: Ollie Williams

Lois Thomas (white) scored twice for Pwllheli. Picture: FAW

Denbigh’s five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Sunday as Pwllheli put seven past them in the opening Group C match of the Betty Pickering Cup.

Goals from Catrin Thomas, Lois Thomas (2), Stacey Sansome, Jini Owen-Hughes (2) and an Emily Morris OG brought an abrupt end to the superb Denbigh form with the visitors scoring through Elen James-Owen and Lucy Morris.

Before the match both sides paused to remember the fallen marking Remembrance Sunday.

The game began evenly and it was the visitors who had the first sight of goal after just three minutes, Emily Morris’ long-range volley drawing a fantastic save from Sara Williams.

Pwllheli grew into this one, a number of shots being dealt with well by keeper Young, but on 27 minutes the deadlock was broken. Catrin Thomas fed Lois Thomas, who drilled the ball into the top left corner.

The hosts doubled their advantage as Sansome’s effort trickled over the line on 34 minutes.

Just before the break, Owen-Hughes struck to make it a difficult challenge for Denbigh.

Half-Time: Pwllheli Women 3-0 Denbigh Town Ladies

As the rain lashed down it appeared the floodgates could open and it seemed that way with two goals in as many minutes for Pwllheli.

First, Emily Morris turned the ball into her own net on 61 minutes before Owen-Hughes added her second moments later.

Denbigh didn’t give in however, and on 66 minutes the captain led by example as James-Owen grabbed one back.

It was not long, however, before Catrin Thomas made it 6-1. Less than a minute later and it was seven, Lois Thomas with her second of the game.

With four minutes to play Denbigh managed to grab a second goal via Lucy Morris but the game was up and Pwllheli took the points.

Group A
Llangefni Town 11 Welshpool Town 0

Birthday girl Jess Jones marked her 18th with a four-goal salvo as Llangefni hit double figures against Welshpool.

It was against the Powys side that the new Cefni team played their first-ever competitive match at the start of 2021-22, the Anglesey outfit winning 5-1 that day.

Welshpool have since quit the league and returned this season, while Llangefni go from strength to strength.

Star turn “Baby Jess” took her goals tally for the season to 25 from just 10 matches in all competitions – a truly remarkable record.

Llangefni’s home ground Cae Bob Parry was so Wet, Wet, Wet, Marti Pellow could have sung the teams onto the field, so the match was instead switched to the 3G at Nantporth.

Defender Marissa George set the ball rolling with a 14th minute opener before Jess Jones hit four in the first half after 17 (penalty), 19. 27 and 44. Hannah Owen and Jen Cox also netted, making it 7-0 at the break.

In the second half, Cox added a pair to make it a hat-trick, while Ellie Coulson also struck twice.

Northop Hall P Amlwch Town P

Waterlogged pitch.

Group B

Flint Town United 9 Kinmel Bay 3

Ruby McGilloway scored twice for Flint

Zoe Stopford was on the mark four times as Flint made it 20 goals in two Betty Pickering Cup group matches.

Former Rhyl FC and NFA ace Stopford put the hosts two-up with goals on 7 and 26 minutes, but Elin Jones pulled one back to make it 2-1 at the break.

In the second half, Flint took control. Sub Tegan Crockett kept up her record of scoring in every game since she joined the club, netting within a minute of taking the field, Jennifer Haynes with the assist.

Super Stopford completed her hat-trick on 49 before adding a fourth after 53, assists coming from Rosie Hughes and Ruby McGilloway.

Jasmine Kepil replied for the visitors to make it 5-2, but skipper McGilloway then took centre stage for the Silkwomen with goals on 61 and 67, Sinead Beck assisting with the second.

Goalkeeper Shelby Wild hit back for Kinmel, but the last words went to the hosts, Crockett banging in her 11th goal in six games before supplying the assist for Rosie Hughes to hit number nine..

Group D

Trearddur Bay 0 Berriew 2

Yasmin Griffiths and sub Ayesha Owen-Jones netted the goals which secured Berriew maximum spoils from their long trip to Anglesey.

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