Cardiff City FC overcome late scare to stay in touch with seven-goal Swansea City in the Orchard Welsh Premier Womens League title race.
WPWL results – 15 December
Cyncoed 0-7 Swansea City
Port Talbot 1-2 Cardiff City FC
Aberystwyth 2-4 Briton Ferry Llansawel
Swansea City made it six straight wins and without a goal conceded as they scored sevent times at Cyncoed. Shaunna Jenkins and Emma Benyon had them 2-0 up, Stacey John-Davies scored either side of the interval and Chloe Chivers netted moments after the restart, with Lauren Smith later adding a seven-minute brace.
Cardiff City FC Women only just managed to stay within striking range of the leaders with a late winner at Port Talbot Town. Alana Murphy gave the Bluebirds the lead in the second half and it would have been 2-0 but Vickie Stratton turned a Catherine Welsh penalty onto the crossbar and over. City were seeimngly made to pay for that miss as Courtney Thomas levelled on 88 minutes but Danielle Broadhurst came to the rescue and replied from distance within seconds to clinch all three points and move City clear of local rivals Cardiff Met.
Briton Ferry Llansawel beat Aberystwyth Town for the second week running, this time 4-2 away in a League Cup group stage game. Nia Davies got the opener but Tania Wylde equalised for Aber in first-half stoppage time. Sophie Topper scored twice within 16 minutes of coming off the bench and Lowri Baker further extened the lead with Libby Isaac then getting Town’s second.
The last game of 2019 sees Swansea City host Cardiff City FC on Sunday 29 December in the final group stage fixture.