#WPWL: Cardiff Met make it back to back titles

Cardiff Met’s American midfielder Madison Schupbach (centre) being watched closely by Swanea’s Emma Beynon (left). Photo: Duncan Thomas/Majestic Media)

Cardiff Met clinched the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League title after a goalless draw away to challengers Swansea City.

WPWL results for 10 March:

Abergavenny 1-1 Rhyl
Briton Ferry Llansawel 3-3 Llandudno
Cardiff City FC 2-0 Cyncoed
Swansea City 0-0 Cardiff Met

Archers in Europe again

It was only the second time that Cardiff Met have failed to win in the league this season but the point ended the Swans’ challenge and gave the Archers their sixth championship title. Kerry Harris’s side will again enter the 2019-20 UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers in August.

Bluebirds rise to second

Cardiff City FC won a capital derby with Cyncoed 2-0, having taken a 12th-minute lead when Lisa Bird touched the ball past the onrushing Chelsea Herbert. It was two on 25 minutes as Cath Walsh headed in a cross from Emily Griffiths.

Rhyl claim crucial away draw

Rhyl equalise at Abergavenny. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Mid-table Abergavenny were held 1-1 at home by Rhyl who remain two points off the bottom. Abigail Powell had the home side in front on 40 minutes but Rhyl captain Rachael Nattrass netted a second-half leveller.

Briton Ferry double points tally

Briton Ferry Llansawel claimed only a second point of the season in a 3-3 tie with Llandudno, to stay two points behind Rhyl with as many games in hand. Lucy Powell had Ferry in front but Kelsey Davies and Mari Gibbard turned the match in the visitors’ favour. However, a couple from Megan Kearle had the hosts 3-2 up before Anna Jones completed the scoring 20 minutes from time.

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