Cardiff City FC Women come from behind to beat Aberystwyth

Kel Thomas of Aberystwyth receives a red card v Cardiff City
Kel Thomas of Aberystwyth receives a red card v Cardiff City. (Photo: Ika Bajus

Cardiff City FC secured their place at the top of the Genero Adran Premier table going into Phase 2 with victory at Aberystwyth Town.

Swansea City P-P The New Saints
Barry Town United 1-8 Cardiff Met
Aberystwyth Town 1-5 Cardiff City FC
Abergavenny P-P Pontypridd United

Cardiff City FC travelled to Aberystwyth knowing that a win would secure their place at the top of the table going into Phase 2. Initially it looked as though the Seasiders could delay this landmark, after Gwenllian Jones’ corner sailed passed everyone in the box and nestled in the top corner. A red card changed the flow of the game and the Bluebirds emphatically took the second half, after substitute Rhianne Oakley made an instant impact levelling two minutes after the break. Ffion Price put them ahead, Pheobie Poole made it 3-1 and two goals followed for Siobhan Walsh.

Aber captain Rebecca Mathias told ATWFC Media: “It was a tough result to take in the end, really, especially after such a positive first-half performance. I thought we started off really well and were on top for long spells in the first half, we created quite a few good chances, and I thought they looked lost for ideas.

“Losing Elin [Jones] so early on was a huge blow for us and it’s always hard to readjust when you lose someone out of the back line … But going down to 10 just before half-time was another blow.”

Cardiff Met aimed to keep pressure on Swansea in the race for second place as they headed to Jenner Park to face Barry Town United. Emily Allen’s treble and Tija Richardson’s double put the Archers 5-0 up at half time. Mackenzie Olden got one back but Allen got her fourth with Erin Preece and Kanesha Nanette also on target.

Adran North

Felinheli 0-6 Wrexham
Connah’s Quay Nomads 5-0 Rhyl
Llandudno 2-0 Airbus UK Broughton

Wrexham made it six wins in a row with as many goals at Felinheli, four of those from Amber Lightfoot. Kirstie Kural got a double as Connah’s Quay Nomads kept up the pressure when defeating Rhyl, Llandudno beat Airbus as Jasmin Dutton and Sioned Phillips struck.

Adran South

Pontardawe Town 6-1 Caldicot Town
Cascade 2-2 Swansea University

Cascade could have moved level on points with leaders Briton Ferry but were held by Swansea University, who scored a late equaliser. Pontardawe put six past Caldicot, with as many different scorers.

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