Swansea City Women go top on goal-difference from four other teams

Swansea City beat Barry Town United 3-0
Sammy Wynne was on target for Swansea City against Barry Town United. (Photo: @AdranLeagues)

Swansea City lead a pack of five sides all on four points at the top of the Genero Adran Premier after the second round of matches.

Genero Adran Premier

Cardiff City Women 0-0 Aberystwyth Town
Swansea City 3-0 Barry Town United (Att: 156)
Pontypridd United 0-3 Wrexham
Cardiff Met 4-4 The New Saints (Att: 67)

Although the Swans beat Barry 3-0, two of them were own-goals. Sammy Wynne opened her account for City, before Chloe Chivers’ corner was put in the net by a Barry defender, then a Sophie Brisland-Hancocks ball was turned past her own keeper by Nia Davies.

Wrexham also won 3-0 for their first-ever Adran Premier victory, on their travels at Pontypridd. Amber Lightfoot, Lili Jones and Rosie Hughes were the Reds’ scorers.

Aberystwyth gained a creditable goalless draw at Cardiff City Women, whose Eliza Collie was denied by the woodwork and more than once by goalkeeper Margot Farnes. City ended with ten players, after Seren Watkins was sent off in stoppage time.

Cardiff Met were held by TNS in an eight-goal thriller, having gone in 3-1 up at the break. Amy Long’s opener was cancelled out by the Saints’ Ella Hartley but Ingrid Ådland struck from 25 yards, before setting up Ellie Preece for the Archers’ third goal. Hartley got her second and Caitlin Chapman equalised, which she did again later following another from Ådland.

Adran North

Bangor 1-4 Connah’s Quay Nomads
Felinheli P-P Llandudno
Rhyl 1-1 NFA
Airbus UK Broughton 1-1 Llanfair United (Att: 30)

Connah’s Quay Nomads added to their winning start with a 4-1 victory at Bangor, Rhyl were held at home by NFA but went second, while there was a first point each as Airbus and Llanfair shared two goals.

Adran South

Caldicot Town 2-3 Cascade (Att: 37)
Coed Duon 1-1 Llanelli Town
Pontardawe Town 2-2 Swansea University
Briton Ferry Llansawel 6-0 Cwmbran Celtic

Briton Ferry Llansawel and Cascade have won their opening two games each, the former remaining top after hitting Cwmbran Celtic for six, the latter coming from behind to win 3-2 at Caldicot Town with a Phoebe Ware decider. Swansea University are up to third with a stoppage-time leveller in a 2-2 tie at Pontardawe, whose Renee Day bagged a brace – including a penalty – to get them off the mark. First points also for Coed Duon and Llanelli, who drew 1-1 following a quick exchange of goals early in the second half.

Adran Leagues fixtures for Sunday 1 October (2pm)

Adran Premier

Barry Town United v Wrexham (Jenner Park Stadium)
Cardiff Met v Swansea City (Cyncoed Campus)
Cardiff City Women v The New Saints (Cardiff International Sports Stadium)
Aberystwyth Town v Pontypridd United (Park Avenue)

Genero Adran Trophy

North Group 1: Llanfair United v NFA (Mount Field), Rhyl v Connah’s Quay Nomads (Belle Vue Stadium)

North Group 2: Felinheli v Llandudno (Cae Seilo), Airbus UK Broughton v Bangor (Hollingsworth Group Stadium)

South Group 1: Cwmbran Celtic v Briton Ferry Llansawel (Celtic Park)

South Group 2: Pontardawe Town v Coed Duon (Parc Ynysderw 3g), Caldicot Town v Llanelli Town (Jubilee Way)

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