FAW Women’s Cup semi-finalists confirmed

Abergavenny tackle Cardiff Met. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Cardiff Met, Cyncoed, Port Talbot Town and Swansea City have all won through to the FA of Wales Women’s Cup semi-finals.

Sunday 4th February
Abergavenny 0-1 (aet) Cardiff Met
Llandudno 1-4 Swansea City
Northop Hall 0-7 Cyncoed
Port Talbot Town 3-1 Rhyl

Wells wins it for Met

WPWL leaders Cardiff Met needed extra-time to get by Abergavenny and might have been behind at the break, but for a save from Sara Moreira.

Although the 90 minutes weren’t enough to produce a goal, only 3 minutes of the extra half-hour had passed when Kitty Wells slotted the ball into the net to win it for the Archers.

Swans sail through

Kelly Newcombe opened the scoring for the Swans in the 33rd minute, after a Katy Hosford free kick was parried.

Llandudno hit the bar before the break but after the interval Stacey John-Davis doubled the advantage after she tapped in on a counter-attack.

Breaking away to score again, Sarah Adams fed Sophie Hancocks to slot home City’s third.

Llandudno scored from the spot with 6 minutes to go but Emily Richards then netted on her Swans debut following a Jodie Passmore assist.

Seven up for Cyncoed

North Wales League Northop Hall are in fine form but Welsh Premier visitors Cyncoed proved too much for them, running out 7-0 winners.

Gwen Davies claimed a hat-trick and there was one apiece for Caitlin Bevan, Kirstie Pervin-Davies, Lauren Harris and Athina Varnava.

Red card fails to stop Port Talbot 

Pictured – Port Talbot Town’s scorers

Port Talbot Town provided the day’s only home win, sending Rhyl to a 3-1 reverse but they had to come from behind to do so.

Rhyl took the lead from a 30 yard strike, before the hosts pulled it back through Laura May-Walkley.

On 34 minutes it was 2-1 with a Courteney Thomas strike, but after the interval Port Talbot were down to ten with a red card for Lowri Ridings.

However, Jess Denscombe with a header from a corner sealed their semi-final berth.

Semi-Final draw

There are to be two local derbies in the last four, as Swansea City were drawn against Port Talbot Town and Cardiff Met with Cyncoed. The ties are set for 4th March.

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