Crawley cracks in her first Bangor hat-trick
BANGOR CITY marked their return to North Wales Women’s Football League action in style with a 5-0 home beating of Bala Town last Sunday.
Three of the six games scheduled went ahead as league fixtures recommenced under the auspices of the Football Association of Wales after a four-week break.
The league had been suspended since early January by the FAW over its refusal to admit new team Rhyl FC Development to the fixture list.
The Rhyl side had won appeals to both the NWCFA and FAW against its exclusion, but the NWWFL still blocked the team from competing, arguing it should play its football in a women’s development league – something North Wales does not currently possess.
The FAW suspended the NWWFL for non-compliance with its appeals committee’s decision and has taken over the running of the league for the rest of the campaign.
Bangor produced a highlyimpressive attacking performance which saw Lexi Crawley notch her first hat-trick for the team.
Top-scorer Ceri Lois added a double, with Cerys Gadd winning the Player-of-the-Match award.
Unfortunately, Bangor player Hannah McGoona suffered a broken nose and concussion in a collision with Bala’s Sarah Cowell, who was also injured.
Top-of-the-table Northop Hall enjoyed a 6-1 home drubbing of Prestatyn.
The NWWFL’s top markswoman, Laura Pennington, picked up where she left off with yet another hat-trick for the Flintshire side.
Laura Eagles, Gemma Williams and Ashleigh Foster were also on target for the home team, with Millie O’Connor responding for the visitors.
There was a fine win for Denbigh Town at Bethel, the Vale of Clwyd side returning home 3-0 victors thanks to goals from Chelsea Williams, Eluned Evans and Jenny Davies.
Postponed were: Kinmel Bay v Airbus, Llanfair United v Pwllheli Rhyl Development v Amlwch Town.