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PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC Women vs Llanfair United

Genero Adran Trophy campaign gets underway

24 September 2022

Match Previews

PREVIEW | Wrexham AFC Women vs Llanfair United

Genero Adran Trophy campaign gets underway

24 September 2022

Wrexham AFC Women return to action with their first home game of the 2022/23 season, as Llanfair United make the trip to Rhos Aelwyd FC on Sunday (September 25).

Steve Dale’s Red Dragons kicked off the league season with a 6-0 win at Llanfair and, after the first scheduled home league game was postponed following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, return to action against the same opposition this weekend. The Genero Adran Trophy fixture kicks off at 2pm.

The match is open to spectators, and free to attend. If you’re interested in watching Wrexham AFC Women in action, please see the following important spectator information below.

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Supporter information

Wrexham AFC Women vs Llanfair United
Venue: Rhos Aelwyd FC, Ponciau, LL14 1RS
Kick-Off: 2pm
Entry: Free

Refreshments will be available to buy from the tea bar at Rhos Aelwyd FC.

Car parking is limited and supporters should note the main club car park will be for players, staff and officials only.

Please consider our neighbours when choosing where to park.

Important traffic information (25/09/22 – 11:30am): Following a road traffic collision on Wrexham Road in Johnstown, there have been road closures locally. Police have asked drivers to avoid the area and an alternative route may be required.

Match preview

Three weeks ago, Wrexham AFC Women kicked off their 2022/23 Genero Adran North campaign in style with a 6-0 win against Llanfair United at Mount Field.

Steve Dale’s side will now look to continue their impressive record against the team from Powys when the start the Genero Adran Trophy.

Last year, it was victory against Llanfair – in which Rosie Hughes scored yet another hat-trick against an opponent she has enjoyed playing in the last 12 months – that saw Wrexham into the second round of the Trophy. Genero Adran Premier giants Swansea City beat the Red Dragons to end their cup run – one of just two defeats the team has suffered since Steve Dale took permanent charge.

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Team news

Lili Jones missed the match between these two teams at the start of the month due to illness, but the Wrexham AFC Women Under-19s captain returns to action this weekend.

Jones scored twice in Wrexham’s 13-0 win against Caernarfon Town Under-19s on Friday night.

Ava Suckley scored five goals in that rout, and is competing with Sophie Hodson and fit-again Amber Lightfoot for a place in the starting line-up for this match.

Erin Lovett will miss out, still suspended after her red card in the final group game of last year’s competition.

Goals galore

Rosie Hughes scored yet another hat-trick to pass 50 goals for Wrexham last time out. Against Llanfair, Hughes has scored 14 goals in five appearances – including an incredible four hat-tricks.

Ava Suckley netted twice and Libby Mackenzie was also on target last time out, with Suckley then continuing her goalscoring start to life at Wrexham with seven goals in two games for Wrexham AFC Women Under-19s.

Amber Lightfoot bolsters the attacking options, meanwhile – both her and Rebecca Pritchard scored when Wrexham last hosted Llanfair last season.

Keeping it clean

Erin Lovett’s suspension means a reshuffle will be needed at the back, as Wrexham look to keep consecutive clean sheets.

Despite Wrexham’s dominant record in this fixture, with five wins in five games since the start of last season, Llanfair had scored at least once in each of the previous four meetings until this month’s first clash.

Back in action

For Llanfair’s part, the match at Mount Field marked a return to action for midfielder Mary Griffiths, who picked up the club’s Player of the Match award.

Griffiths missed the previous season, and her return for the new campaign was one of a number of positives picked up pre-match by manager Nyasha Mwamuka.


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