Welsh Weekend Wrap

Martin Townley and Perry Dobbins combine to deliver excellent coverage of the weekend’s games in Wales’ top leagues. Martin rounds up the action, and Perry‘s photo gallery this week comes from the Adran Premier game between Cardiff City and Cardiff Met (21/3/23). Above: Cardiff City (blue) get in a shot despite the Cardiff Met defence’s best efforts. Photo: Perry Dobbins. Cardiff City hit nine past Met after last week’s Adran Trophy final loss. Swansea City maintain pressure on leaders with a

Josh Bull hits an Ynyshir treble as Barry progress to Southern final

Josh Bulls first half hat trick sends Barry into the final of the Welsh Blood Service League Cup. Four first half goals was enough for the win for Barry as the hosts struggled to find the net. Josh Bull scored twice in the opening minutes striking in the 2nd and 7th minute. It looked like Barry would run away with the game but the Buns came back into it. Barry were clinical though and Kayne McLaggon added the third in the 42nd minute. In the 45th minute Bull finished off his hat trick making it

Tyler Brock inspires Briton Ferry to League Cup win over Trefelin

Briton Ferry Llansawel booked their place in the Welsh Blood Service League Cup Final with a 5-2 win over local rivals Trefelin. On a wet night at Old Road Briton Ferry raced into a three goal lead before Trefelin stuck twice before half time. Two second half goals from Ferry were enough to secure a place in the final against either Ynyshir Albions or Barry Town. Kris Evans opened the scoring in the first minute as Briton Ferry started well. Luke Bowen added a second after 10 minutes and Tyler

Grainger announces Cymru squad for Pinatar Cup

Cymru manager Gemma Grainger has named her first squad after Cymru narrowly missed out on qualifying for the World Cup. There are many familiar names in the squad including Jess Fishlock, Helen Ward, and captain Sophie Ingle. There are also returns for Esther Morgan, Hannah Cain, Josie Green, and Ceri Holland along with a first call-up for Bethan Davies. Davies will be joining the squad mid-way though the Pinatar Cup to allow Safia Middleton-Davies to join the under 19’s in Portugal for a min

Welsh Weekend Wrap

Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the Adran Premier, North, and South (7/2/23). Above: Emily Ridge (centre) celebrates with Chantelle Teare (right), and Lucie Platt after The New Saints scored their fourth goal to seal their spot in the Championship conference. Photo: Andrew Donnison F28 Online. The New Saints dramatically secured their place in the Adran Premier Championship conference with a 4-0 win over Abergavenny. The Saints need to overturn a four-goal difference

Briton Ferry Llansawel 4-0 Pontardawe Town: Derby Day Delight for Reds

Briton Ferry kept their Adran South title challenge going with a 4-0 win over rivals Pontardawe Town. The win pulls the Reds five points clear of Cascade at the top of the table. The Reds started well and tried to push Ponty back and had the best of the early chances. Ponty were looking to contain and counter and were quick when they tried to break, looking to exploit the space when The Reds full backs pushed forward. Ponty came into the game more as the first half went on. Lowri Ridings gave t

Swansea Uni 0-3 Briton Ferry Llansawel: Three is the Magic Number

Briton Ferry made it three wins from three away games with a 3-0 win at Swansea Uni. On a cold at wet night at Swansea Uni Sports Centre Rhys James' team pulled out another big win. Another big three big three points take the Red three points clear in the Adran South. Jess Denscombe opened the scoring in the 31 minutes after a mistake from Swansea. Denscombe coming into the staring line up with Laura-May Walkley suspended. Lucy Powell with a stunning strike after 53 minutes. Megan Kearle got th

REDS PROGRESS IN PENALTY SHOOTOUT

The Reds march on in the JD Welsh Cup after beating Buckley Town on penalties. The Reds had led by two goals, but Buckley were able to come back taking the game into penalties. Red’s keeper Rhys Wilson saved two kicks to take the Reds into the quarter finals. Kris Evans gave the home side the lead after 23 minutes, Tom Walters got Ferry’s second on 44 minutes with his 15th of the season. Ferry were pegged back almost straight away as Jake Roberts scored to make it 2-1. A tense second half saw

Welsh Weekend Wrap

Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the Adran Trophy plus the Adran North and South divisions. With additional reporting from Carrie Jones (17/1/22). Above: The rainbow over Aberystwyth Town’s Park Avenue ground adds poignancy on an emotional afternoon. Photo: GT Photography. It was an emotional occasion at Park Avenue as Aberystwyth paid tribute to former coach Kevin “Bones” Jenkins who sadly passed away. Kevin was chairman at Penrhyncoch FC and a popular figure

Caldicot Town 1-10 Briton Ferry Llansawel: Reds run wild on the road

The Reds travelled to Caldicot Town as they looked to build on their good start to the year. Rhys James side did that hammering Caldicot ten goals to one. Lucy Powell got the first goal just eight minutes in. There was a set back for the Reds when Brooke Llewellyn turned the ball into her own net from a Caldicot corner. Ferry responded immediately though Fleur Jenkins to retake the lead. The Reds took control there and add a third from the spot from Lucy Powell. Before the break Fleur Jenkins g

Briton Ferry beat determined Buckley to reach Welsh Cup quarters

Briton Ferry Llansawel reached the quarter-finals of the Welsh Cup as they defeated Buckley Town on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Old Road. Rhys Wilson was the hero for Briton Ferry saving two kicks in a tense penalty shootout to send the Reds into the next round. After an intense 90 minutes which saw Buckley come from two behind the sides needed penalties to determine a winner. Kris Evans gave the home side the lead after 23 minutes in an even contest. Tom Walters added Briton Ferry’s second

BROCK BRACE SINKS TOWN

Two first half goals from Tyler Brock gave the Reds all three points despite a late goal from Ammanford. After leading at the break, the Red’s had to dig deep in added time as Jordan Langley pulled a goal back in the last minute. Ammanford pushed to get a second but were unable to find a second. The win moves Briton Ferry into 3rd place (dependent on other results over the weekend) and keeps the top of the JD Cymru South tight. The Reds remain unbeaten so far this season with six wins and five

Welsh Weekend Wrap

Impetus’ Martin Townley rounds up all the weekend’s action across the Welsh FA Cup, and the three Adran Leagues (10/1/22). Above: Cardiff Met in possession against Llandudno in the Welsh FA Cup Quarter-Final. Photo: Perry Dobbins. Cardiff Met booked their place in the FAW Welsh Women’s Cup semi-final with a 5-1 win over Llandudno. The New Saints picked up a big win in the Adran Premier moving into fourth place. Connah’s Quay Nomads closed the gap at the top of the Adran North to two points, an

Grainger signs new Cymru deal

Above: Cymru head coach Gemma Grainger, who today signed a new deal with the FAW. Photo: FAW. Cymru head coach Gemma Grainger has signed a new contract with the FAW to extend her time as the national team manager. The news comes after Cymru narrowly missed out on a place at next years World Cup. Grainger will guide the Dragons into qualifying for both the 2025 Euros and the 2027 World Cup. The 2023 World Cup campaign was Grainger’s first as Cymru boss and the former England assistant coach too

Cascade 0-4 Briton Ferry Llansawel: Reds Return to Top of Adran South

Briton Ferry Llansawel returned to the top of the Adran South with a 4-0 win over Cascade. In their first game of 2023 the Reds outclassed Cascade in a comprehensive win. Lowri Baker got the opening goal on 45 minutes to send the Reds in one up at the break. Megan Kearle added a second after 54 minutes. Jess Denscombe added a third after 78 minutes. Megan Kearle adding a fourth on 89 minutes. The start of the game was a little scrappy with the heavy rain making conditions difficult. The Reds a

Five-star Barry hit the Bullseye as they thrash Swansea Uni

Josh Bull came off the bench to score and set up one on his debut as Barry hammered Swansea Uni 5-0. After a goal less first half which Barry dominated Lee Kendall’s side hit five second half goals. Josh Graham got the first goal after 52 minutes before Curtis McDonald double the lead two minutes later. Josh Bull got Barry’s third on 71 minutes five minutes after coming on. Callum Sainty made it four on 79 minutes before Bull set up Kayne McLaggon for a fifth after 81 minutes. Barry go four po

Briton Ferry sweep aside Goytre to keep on Barry Town's tails

Briton Ferry Llansawel remain hot on the heels of Barry Town after winning 4-1 against ten-man Goytre United at Old Road. Luke Bowen got the opening goal for Briton Ferry just three minutes into the game and that was followed up by substitute Jasper Payne who added a second just before the half-hour mark, but within five minutes Jordan Edwards was able to pull one back. Goytre’s task of getting back into the game was made more difficult in the 38th minute. Eliot Thomas being given a straight r

Cardiff Wanderers 1-5 Briton Ferry Llansawel: Semi-Final Date for Reds

Briton Ferry will head into the FAW Welsh Women’s Cup Semi Finals after a 5-1 win over Cardiff Wanderers. The Reds started brightly and took the game to their hosts. Lowri Baker giving the Reds the lead after four minutes. Lucy Powell made it 2-0 after 13 minutes as the visitors stared to take control of the game. Ferry started the second half on the front foot and got their third goal thanks to Ela Roberts after 51 minutes. Jade Crofts pulled a goal back for the home side after 62 minutes. Lo

Briton Ferry Llansawel 1-3 Cardiff City: Bluebirds keep flying after beating hard working Reds

Briton Ferry Llansawel went out of the Genero Adran Trophy after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Adran Premier leaders Cardiff City. The Reds pressed the Bluebirds early on to try and stop them using their passing play. Cardiff looked to pass the ball around and stretch the Ferry lines apart. Cardiff made several changes from their win on Wednesday against Abergavenny. During the opening ten minutes Cardiff struggled to break down the hard work of the Reds players. The Adran leaders unable to create
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