#WPWL: Top two rescue a point each

Abergavenny attack the Caldicot Town goal. (Photo: Will Cheshire)

Four midweek fixtures in the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League brought 3-0 wins for Abergavenny and Rhyl, while Cyncoed held champions Cardiff Met and Swansea City rescued a point at Cardiff City FC.

A top four place was all but secured by Abergavenny with their Wednesday evening 3-0 win at Caldicot Town. Lauren Boyd and Lyndsey Davies got first-half goals and Maxine Mudge later completed the scoring.

The same night saw Rhyl send Caernarfon Town to a 3-0 defeat to keep up hopes of taking seventh spot. Anna Jones’ opener was added to by Becca Bannister on half-time, with Rachael Nattrass netting the third midway through the second half.

Neighbours Cyncoed and Cardiff Met finished all square at 1-1 on Thursday, with the league winners needing a penalty to pick up a point. Cyncoed were ahead at the break through Grace Thomas but Stacey Ayling replied from a spot-kick just after the hour mark.

Cardiff goalkeeper Claire Skinner punches clear. (Photo: @SwansLadies)

Friday night’s football was between Cardiff City FC and Swansea City, with the visitors fighting back to draw 2-2. Lucy McDonough and Shannon Evans had the Bluebirds two goals to the good against the second-placed Swans but Stacey John-Davis came off the bench to pull one back before Jodie Passmore equalised.

Sunday’s fixtures see Caernarfon Town against Abergavenny, Cardiff City FC home to Llandudno and Cyncoed entertain Rhyl, before the final matches of the season on Wednesday 2nd May; Abergavenny v Cardiff City FC, Caernarfon Town v Llandudno and Swansea City v Cyncoed.

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