Thursday 10th August 2017
Llanidloes Ladies 0 Aberystwyth Ladies 10
Goals from Tania Wylde (4), Helen Evans (2), Cat Davies (2), and an own goal ensured Aber’s second pre-season match ended in a comfortable victory for the team in Green.
The Greens started the better side and on 17 minutes took the lead. Striker Cat Davies turned inside the 6-yard box and her shot went through the ball through the keeper’s legs and into the net to put the away side ahead. Tania Wylde doubled Aber’s lead 8 minutes later, her low shot from inside the box beating the keeper at her near post. It was three not long after as Helen Evans’s fantastic long-range strike flew into the top corner.
Aber again started quickly after the break and increased their lead when Helen Evans’s attempted cross looped over the keeper and into the back of the net. Steph Land came close with an excellent strike from distance but the ‘Llani’ goalkeeper made a great save. Aber then scored four goals in the space of 10 minutes. Tania Wylde got her second of the match with a low strike on the edge of the area. A couple of minutes after a Steph Land goal was disallowed for offside, then Nia Witts decided to have a go from distance and her effort went over the goalkeeper and into the net to make it 6-0. Wylde then completed her hat-trick with a brilliant first-time strike on the edge of the area, and scored her her fourth quickly after with another impressive strike, her powerful long-range attempt hit the inside of the post and crossed the line. Aber were now 8-0 up and playing very well. In a packed penalty area eight then became nine. Cat Davies’s shot was deflected into the goal off a Llanidloes player. Aber reached double figures with just a couple of minutes remaining. Cat Davies found herself through on goal and stayed composed as she side footed the ball past the keeper and into the net to make it ten.
After the match manager Kevin Jenkins said “Llani never gave up but we did what we needed to do”.
Aberystwyth Ladies still have a few pre-season games to play before the season kicks off on September 3rd. If you’d like to join the team please contact one of the coaches or email email@example.com.