Who will win the Welsh Women’s Leagues?

Caldicot Town are among title-hopefuls
Caldicot Town, here defending against WPWL side Abergavenny, are playing catch up in the Welsh League title race. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

With teams still on their winter break until the weekend, we whizz around the women’s leagues in Wales to see who is in contention to become champions.

The Orchard Welsh Premier League leaders going into the new year are Swansea City, their 100% record giving them a three-point lead over both Cardiff City FC and defending champions Cardiff Met.

Aberystwyth Town are bottom of the table and still searching for their first point but the league is two teams short having lost both north Wales sides, Llandudno and Rhyl, this season.

Swansea City won at Cardiff Met
Swansea City won at Cardiff Met in September. (Photo: @SwansLadies)

The WPWL is back on Sunday 5 January when Swansea versus Cardiff Met is top of the bill, while Cardiff City FC welcome Abergavenny and a winless Cyncoed play fourth-placed Port Talbot Town.

The Welsh League leadership is narrowly held by unbeaten Cascade, who are just a point ahead of Barry Town United – far and away the top scorers in the division. Cardiff Bluebelles and Merthyr Town are a little further back and while Dafen have lost too many matches, Caldicot Town have enough in hand with which to climb the table.

Cwmbran Celtic’s lead in Division 1 looks under real threat, as both Pontypridd Town and Severn Tunnel are a single point behind with three games in hand each.

AFC Porth have won nine of their ten fixtures to head the Division 2 table, however, Afan Lido are within striking distance from a game fewer and Cardiff Bluebirds make up a trio of undefeated teams.

Merthyr Town among
Merthyr Town are among the Welsh League’s title-hopefuls. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Second-placed Swansea University look favourites to win the West Wales League, with all seven games won they are three points short of Pontarddulais with as many games in hand. Briton Ferry Llansawel Development are another six points back from the students and have one additional game to make up.

It is still early days in the North Wales League Division 1 but Llanfair United lead by eight points after five wins, four of them away from home. Bethel are second with just two points dropped to date.

Amlwch Town sit seven points clear in Division 2, NFA Ladies and Mountain Rangers can each cut that lead, while Connah’s Quay Nomads are perhaps best-placed to challenge for the promotion place but do have a fixture backlog to contend with.

Billericay Town and Swansea City Ladies both score five

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