Welsh League leaders Cascade came closest to an FA of Wales Women’s Cup shock but were edged out on penalties at WPWL side Aberystwyth Town.
Welsh Cup 1st Round results – 20 October
Cyncoed 2-6 Cardiff Met
Briton Ferry Llansawel 1-6 Cardiff City FC
Swansea City 13-0 Dafen
Swansea University 1-3 Port Talbot Town
Merthyr Town 2-7 Abergavenny
Aberystwyth Town 1-1(aet) Cascade (Aberystwyth won 3-1 on pens)
Barry Town United 6-0 Cardiff Bluebirds
Coed Duon Dragons 0-2 Cardiff Bluebelles
Penybont 0-9 Caldicot Town
Tredegar Town 1-2 Aberdare
Corwen P-P Llandudno
Connah’s Quay Nomads 3-1 Pwllheli
Bethel 2-0 Airbus UK
Denbigh Town 8-2 Northop Hall
Llanfair United 3-1 Amlwch Town
Rhyl 7-0 Wrexham
Cascade threatened a surprise at Aberystwyth Town where Abby Davies gave them the lead but Tania Wylde levelled to force extra-time and when it came to penalties, Aber’s Ffion Ashman crucially saved twice.
Holders Cardiff Met were pegged back by Cyncoed but eventually eased through 6-2 with half a dozen different scorers.
Briton Ferry and Cardiff City FC exchanged goals in the first 7 minutes but braces by Kate Jeremiah and Zoe Atkins featured in a 6-1 victory for City.
Port Talbot’s Courteney Thomas got a couple in a 3-0 interval lead at Swansea University, the students then pulling one back in a competitive second 45.
Rosie Hughes got a double hat-trick as Denbigh dismissed Northop Hall 8-2, Lyndsey Davies struck four of Abergavenny’s seven goals at Merthyr, Shannon Evans accounted for half Barry Town United’s six goals against Cardiff Bluebirds, Rianne Jones hit a hat-trick in Caldicot’s 9-0 thrashing of hosts Penybont.
Defender Mary Bailey scored twice as Llanfair saw off Amlwch 3-1, Bethel beat Airbus UK 2-0 with both goals by Erin Maloney, Rhyl sank Wrexham 7-0 with two apiece by Niomi Taylor and Natalie Harrison.
Connah’s Quay were restricted to a 3-1 scoreline by a Pwllheli side that had been thumped 9-1 by the Nomads in a league fixture last week.
Coed Duon Dragons and Cardiff Bluebelles were 0-0 until the last 10 minutes, when Holly Jenkins converted a penalty for the latter, who went on to seal the win with a second goal.
Maddie Hackett and Jodie-Lee Powell got the goals as Aberdare progressed at Tredegar, whose keeper scored from the spot.