Cardiff City FC Women Go Clear At The Top – She Kicks Women’s Football Magazine
Cardiff City FC lead the Orchard Welsh Premier by three points following a 4-0 home win over Rhyl, Abergavenny losing top spot after a narrow loss to Swansea City.
Sunday 24th September
ORCHARD WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE
Abergavenny 2-3 Swansea City
Caernarfon Town 1-4 Port Talbot Town
Caldicot Town 0-6 Cardiff Met
Cardiff City FC 4-0 Rhyl
Cyncoed 3-0 Llandudno
Bluebirds flying high
It was a third straight win for the Bluebirds, as Cardiff City FC scored four times against Rhyl without reply.
Shannon Evans opened on the scoring on 19 minutes with a header from a corner and 7 minutes before the interval, Alicia Davies doubled the advantage when one on one with the keeper.
Evans got her second 8 minutes after the restart and Davies followed suit at the end.
Met hit six
Cardiff Met hit Caldicot Town for six to go second on goal-difference. Ellie Walker-Smith was first on the score-sheet after 16 minutes and Naomi Clipston made it 2-0 shortly after the half-hour mark.
After the break, Robyn Pinder fired into an open goal and then doubled her tally via a corner.
Clipston then also got second goal of game and with 4 minutes left, Jassie Vasconcelos opened her account for her new club.
Swansea send Abergavenny to first defeat
Abergavenny’s perfect start was ended by Swansea City, who got the better of their hosts with the best of five goals.
The reigning champions were given a testing afternoon at Abergavenny, where the morning leaders went in front with a Ceri Hudson goal following a free-kick in the 18th minute.
Katy Hosford levelled in the second-half with a fine lofted strike from outside the box and Sarah Adams then put the Swans ahead in the 52nd minute.
Abergavenny were back on level terms through Amy Thrupp before the hour-mark and although City’s Emma Beynon was denied by the bar, Jodie Passmore netted the winner following an Ellie Lake cross in the 78th minute.
Bevan brace seals Cyncoed victory
Cyncoed are in fifth place following a 3-1 defeat of Llandudno, with all the goals coming in the second period.
Kirstie Davies broke the deadlock for the capital side and Caitlin Bevan gave them a two-goal cushion when turning in from a corner.
Bevan’s second and Cyncoed’s third then made sure of the points.
Early goals earn Port Talbot maximum points
Port Talbot Town are the fifth side on six points after a 4-1 win at Caernarfon Town.
Carys Davies and Vickie Stratton had Port Talbot two goals to the good in under a dozen minutes but Caernarfon quickly halved the deficit.
Courtney Thomas made it 3-1 on 34 minutes and the scoring was completed 10 minutes into the second half, when Lauren Amor’s free-kick forced an own-goal.
Pictured top – WPWL leaders (cardiffcityfc.co.uk)
On – 25 Sep, 2017 By Wilf Frith