Cardiff Met and Cyncoed into WPWL Cup Final

Cardiff Met celebrate at Abergavenny. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Neighbours Cardiff Met and Cyncoed will contest the Welsh Premier League Cup final, after wins over Abergavenny and Rhyl respectively.

Sunday 7th January
ORCHARD WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINALS

Abergavenny 3-4 (aet) Cardiff Met
Cyncoed 3-0 Rhyl

ORCHARD WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE

Port Talbot Town 0-3 Cardiff City FC

Photo: Will Cheshire

Met make final after extra-time

Despite a dramatic late fightback, Abergavenny lost a seven-goal thriller at home to Cardiff Met.

Naomi Clipston and Steph Turner both struck in an eight-minute period to give the Archers a 2-0 advantage after 32 minutes at Abergavenny but an own-goal halved the arrears by the break.

Clipston restored the two-goal cushion with her second on 55 minutes but there was some very late drama to follow.

The hosts pulled it back to 3-2 through Kate Jeremiah with 3 minutes left and then won a penalty which Maxine Mudge converted, forcing extra-time.

Six minutes into the added half-hour the tie was settled, with Monique Fisher netting what proved to be Met’s winner.

Second-half goals seal Cyncoed’s place

Cyncoed made it an all-Cardiff final after seeing off visitors Rhyl by three goals to nil.

Cyncoed had won twice as many league games as visitors Rhyl, ahead of their semi-final clash but there was just the one goal in it at half-time, after Caitlin Bevan gave the home side the lead.

Jess Williams later extended the advantage and Julia Moulton also scored to make sure of Cyncoed’s first final in only their third WPWL campaign.

Bluebirds go third

Cardiff City FC Women went third in the league table, scoring all 3 goals at Port Talbot Town.

Amy Wathan headed them in front from a corner on 15 minutes and Shannon Evans was denied by the bar soon after, while Ceryn Chamberlain did well to keep out the hosts at the other end shortly before the break.

Port Talbot hit the woodwork early in the second half but Wathan scored her second goal in the 52nd minute.

Evans then completed the scoring midway through the half, as City moved up one place.