Genero Adran Premier leaders surrender 100% record in added time

Aberystwyth Town 4-1 Abergavenny
Aberystwyth Town were 4-1 winners over Abergavenny. (Barcud-Coch Photography)

Pontypridd United ended Cardiff City FC’s perfect start in the Genero Adran Premier,  while Cardiff Met and Swansea City also had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Cardiff Met 1-1 Swansea City
Aberystwyth Town 4-1 Abergavenny
Barry Town United 2-3 The New Saints
Pontypridd United 1-1 Cardiff City FC

It was end to end action in the first half between Pontypridd and Cardiff City, but it took until five minutes before the break for Megan Bowen to put the league leaders in front. The game continued in the same vein and just as it looked like Cardiff were going to secure their seventh straight win in the league, substitute Renee Day converted a corner in the 93rd minute to snatch a draw.

Cardiff Met hosted Swansea with the Archers taking the lead with Sophie Hancock converting a corner, Swansea wasting no time replying as Nieve Jenkins put away a Stacey John-Davies cross just three minutes later. Despite a host of chances, neither side was able to convert and it finished all square.

Aberystwyth Town defeated Abergavenny in the basement battle striking first when Shauna Chambers headed in an Emily Thomas cross. Thomas was again the provider for Aberystwyth’s second, this time Gwenllian Jones putting away the cross on 52 minute. Abergavenny stuck back as Alana Murphy got the visitors a foothold in the game but Thomas set up Libby Isaac for 3-1, Jones adding her second late on.

TNS went ahead of hosts Barry Town United into fifth spot on goal-difference, Emily Ridge’s double setting them on their way. Lauren Harris pulled one back for Barry just before half time, followed up with Manon Pierce’s effort to level the score with just under half an hour to go. Ridge wasn’t finished however and completed her hat-trick with seven minutes remaining.

Looking ahead, Abergavenny play Swansea on Wednesday 9 November, while Cardiff City having sold over 2,000 tickets for their game at Cardiff City Stadium on 16 November. This puts them on course to potentially beat the domestic attendance record, however Swansea are hoping that they will retain the record with their fixture against the Bluebirds on 4 December at the stadium.

Genero Adran Trophy 

Rhyl, Llandudno and Swansea University all booked their spots in the knockout stage, with the draw for the Round of 16 to be made on Monday 7 November.

North Group 1: Wrexham 11-0 Llangefni Town, Llanfair United 4-5 Rhyl

North Group 2: Llandudno 4-0 Airbus UK

South Group 1: Caldicot Town 0-4 Cascade, Swansea University 4-0 Coed Duon

South Group 2: Pontardawe Town P-P Cardiff Wanderers.

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