Sunday 3rd September
ORCHARD WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE
Abergavenny 4-2 Llandudno
Caldicot Town 1-5 Rhyl
Cardiff City FC 4-1 Caernarfon Town
Cyncoed 2-3 Port Talbot Town
High fives for Rhyl
Rhyl may have left it late to secure their survival last season but they begin the new campaign as league leaders, after a 5-1 result at newcomers Caldicot Town.
Emily Jones netted an all-round hat-trick for Rhyl, scoring with her right foot, left foot and a header, while Shauna Pentney got Caldicot’s first ever goal at this level.
Bluebirds bag four
Caernarfon Town’s return to the league came with a testing trip to Cardiff City FC Women, which saw the capital side run out 4-1 winners.
City were three goals to the good by half-time, with the second half seeing either side net once.
Jeremiah brace aids Abergavenny victory
Abergavenny also got underway with a four-goal haul, visitors Llandudno responding twice.
Kate Jeremiah got a couple, Alana Murphy and Laura-Jane Davies one each, as the home side built a 4-0 lead.
Llandudno battled on though and were rewarded witha couple of goals back by Kelsey Davies and Katie Bowe.
Port Talbot grab dramatic winner
Port Talbot Town won with the best of five goals after late drama at Cyncoed.
Rachel Ball popped up at the back post to finish a Vicky Stratton cross to give Town the lead and then Terri Beddows hooked in a Lauren Amor corner for their second.
Fern Burrage pulled one back in the 65th minute with a penalty and with 5 minutes left Town’s Chelsey Harris received a second yellow card,
In the dying seconds, Cyncoed levelled with a breakaway goal from Jess Williams, only for Jess Denscombe to net a 93rd-minute winner for Port Talbot.
Swans start title defence
Swansea City start the defence of their title next Sunday at home to Caldicot, while Cardiff Met begin away at Port Talbot.
Pictured – Llandudno desperately try to keep out Abergavenny. (Will Cheshire)