Genero Adran Trophy: Llandudno shock Swansea City Ladies

Llandudno Ladies shock Swansea City.
Llandudno were shock winners away to Swansea City. (Photo: @AdranLeagues)

Llandudno’s surprise progress in the Genero Adran Trophy was one of three such wins for Tier 2 sides, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Wrexham also going through.

Swansea City 1-2 Llandudno
Wrexham 7-1 Abergavenny
Briton Ferry Llansawel 1-3 Cardiff City FC
Pontypridd Town 1-0 Swansea University
Rhyl 0-5 Cardiff Met
Cardiff Wanderers 2-3 Aberystwyth Town
Cascade 0-5 The New Saints
Barry Town United 2-3 Connah’s Quay Nomads

Llandudno took the lead through India Hassall on 58 minutes and although Swansea replied straight away with a Nieve Jenkins goal, Kelsey Davies soon netted the winner.

Connah’s Quay Nomads led at faced Barry Town United through Tamara Hamer but goals from Mackenzie Olden and Manon Pearce (35’) saw the hosts in the lead at half time. Kylie Jones levelled, before Kirstie Kural put away a penalty on 69 minutes to book a quarter-final berth.

Wrexham were a third Adran North team to make the last eight, after the leaders thrashed bottom-of-the-Premier  Abergavenny 7-1. Rosie Hughes got a double hat-trick, with Amber Lightfoot assisting three of those and grabbing one of her own.

Last season’s winners, Cardiff Met, eased past Rhyl 5-0, with a hat-trick from Emily Allen, bookended by goals from Ellie Preece and Steph Turner.

Briton Ferry Llansawel held Genero Adran Premier league-leaders Cardiff City FC for nearly an hour, until half-time substitute Pheobie Poole broke the deadlock. Megan Bowan and Zoe Atkins added a goal each, Lowri Baker getting a consolation for the hosts in added time.

Cardiff Wanderers – a wildcard entry from Tier 3 – gave visitors Aberystwyth an early surprise, as they took the lead over the Tier 1 side after just 10 minutes through Jade Crofts. Amy Jenkins hit back to even the score going into half time, Sian Evans and Libby Isaac sealing the tie for Aber with goals in the last 13 minutes.

Pontypridd United hosted Swansea Uni and again the lower-tier team proved stiff competition. But Effa Jones made the breakthrough on the 66th minute, in what turned out to be the only goal of the game.

TNS were 5-0 winners at Cascade, Lexie Harrison giving them an interval advantage. Emily Ridge bagged a brace, Lucie Platt and a Beth Lewis penalty also contributing.

Midweek Matches

Wednesday 23 November sees two Adran Premier fixtures, as Cardiff Met host Cardiff City FC at the Cyncoed Campus (7.45pm) and Swansea City entertain Abergavenny at Llandarcy Academy Of Sport (7.30pm).

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