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PREVIEW | CPD Y Rhyl 1879 vs Wrexham AFC Women

Red Dragons look to maintain winning start

16 October 2022

Wrexham AFC Women meet Adran league newcomers CPD Y Rhyl 1879 in the Genero Adran Trophy on Sunday (October 16) as they look to maintain their winning start to the season.

After victories against Llanfair United in the league and trophy, Wrexham maintained their excellent start with a 5-1 win against CPDM Y Felinheli in the FAW Women’s Cup last weekend.

Now, back in Adran Trophy action, they will be looking to make it two wins from two in the group stage.

The match at Belle Vue, Rhyl, kicks off at 2pm and is open to spectators, with entry costing £3 for adults and £1 for under-16s.

Match preview

Wrexham AFC Women have scored 17 goals and conceded just once on their way to three wins from three so far this season.

After a victorious start to the Genero Adran Trophy group stage, beating Llanfair United 6-0 – of which Rosie Hughes scored five – they will be looking to make it two wins from two to close in on the knock-out stage.

In their way are group leaders CPD Y Rhyl 1879, who put an incredible 12 past Llangefni Town in their opening fixture.

Rhyl have had a mixed start to life as an Adran Leagues team, however, with a crushing loss to Llandudno Ladies and a narrow defeat to CPDM Y Felinheli their other results so far.

Away from Adran leagues action, however, they did make it two cup wins from two with a narrow victory against NFA in the FA Women’s Cup last time out.

Team news

Goalkeeper Del Morgan is available again, having missed last weekend’s FAW Women’s Cup win due to her coaching commitments with Wales Women Under-19s.

Erin Lovett serves the final game of her three-match Adran Trophy suspension, however – left over following her dismissal against Airbus in the group stage last season.

New signing Phoebe Davies could be in line to make her Wrexham AFC Women debut, after returning to North Wales – seven years on from helping the original Wrexham Ladies team to the FAW Women’s Cup semi-finals, in the same team as Morgan and Rebecca Pritchard.

The opposition

CPD Y Rhyl 1879 currently top the Genero Adran Trophy group, after an incredible 12-0 win against Llangefni in the opening round of fixtures.

Candice Nellist and Niomi Taylor both hit hat-tricks in that win. Nellist was absent last weekend, however, as veteran Laura Williams scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win against NFA in the FA Women’s Cup.

Rhyl’s two cup wins are in stark contrast to their league form, however – defending champions Llandudno Ladies put eight past them in their opening game, before they lost 4-3 to CPDM Y Felinheli in their only other game this season.

Previous meetings

With Rhyl new to the Adran Leagues programme this season, this will be the first game in the current structure of Welsh women’s football between the two teams.

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