Home | 19 March 2017
Rhyl Ladies grabbed a late late injury time equaliser to take a share of the points in the evenly contested North Wales Derby Match in the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League against Llandudno Ladies.
The first opportunity came to Rhyl Ladies when a chance from Ashleigh Mills hit the post with Llandudno keeper Rebecca Elliott stranded.
However it was Llandudno who were to take the lead in the 20th Minute. A corner from the Llandudno left evaded the grasp of Rhyl keeper Yasmin Mills and in the scramble Rosie Hughes claimed the opener for the visitors.
For the home side the pace of Paige Williams was a constant threat down the right hand side and referee Cheryl Foster quickly lost patience with the tactics of Llandudno as a number of bookings were made for border line challenges on the Rhyl attack. An early injury from such a challenge saw Rebecca Bannister replaced by Caroline Gardner as Rhyl battled to get back into the game before the break.
The second half followed a similar pattern with Rhyl pressing for the equaliser whilst allowing the potential for Llandudno to attack on the break. In particular Stacey Tradewell linked up play well for the visitors whilst for the hosts the pace of the wing play looked the best threat. For Llandudno their best chance from Kelsey Davies was turned round the post by Mills whilst the keeper confidently came out to smother an opportunity on the break from Karen Allen as the hosts went in search of an equaliser.
The substitutions of Sue Harrison and Amy Webster late on for Lucy Vaughan and Emily Jones was to prove influential. The visitors attempted to run down the clock towards the end following the lengthy treatment of Tradewell and then her eventual substitution in the 4th minute of injury time. Then, with almost the last moments of the match Harrison broke down the Rhyl right and as the ball came into the box, the visitors defence were unable to clear and fellow sub Amy Webster finished from inside the box with almost the last kick of the match to earn the hosts a valuable point.
Rhyl Line Up
Yasmin Mills, Alaw Davies-Smith, Lucy Vaughan, Emily Jones, Ashleigh Mills, Paige Williams, Tonicha Dickens, Rebecca Bannister, Rachel Lloyd, Laura Williams, Rachael Nattrass
Subs Amy Webster, Sue Harrison, Catherine Archer, Kim Sands and Caroline Gardner
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