#FAWWomensCup 1st Rd: Cascade take Aberystwyth Town to penalties

Cascade bow out of Welsh Cup on penalties
Photo: @CascadeLadies

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

Sansea City's Katy Hosford scored six
Swansea City’s Katy Hosford scoring one of her six goals against Dafen. (Photo: Duncan Thomas/Majestic Media)

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.

Abergavenny won -2 at Merthyr Town
Abergavenny hit the target at Merthyr Town. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

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.

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