Aml­wch women clinch cup suc­cess

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TWO goals in five sec­ond-half min­utes from lead­ing scor­ers Cerys Gadd (pic­tured) and Lexi Craw­ley se­cured Aml­wch Town a 2-1 vic­tory over Wrex­ham in last Wed­nes­day’s North Wales Women’s League Sup­ple­men­tary Cup Group B Final at Rhyl.

Both sides showed plenty of en­deav­our in the open­ing half-hour, but that pe­riod pro­duced only one on-tar­get ef­fort, a de­flected Me­gan Buck­ley strike fin­ish­ing up in the arms of Town keeper Ceri Pritchard.

Aml­wch were do­ing most of the at­tack­ing, but the ball did not quite fall right for them in that first 45 min­utes.

And it was Wrex­ham who took a 35th minute lead, Shan­non Lear cross­ing from the right and Sa­van­nah Palin lashed home a lovely shot.

Aml­wch had op­por­tu­ni­ties be­fore half time, but Ash­leigh Jones and Charley Smith fired straight at keeper Kat Jones.

Town be­gan the sec­ond half re­ally well and de­servedly lev­elled on 56 min­utes.

Gadd used her strength to win pos­ses­sion, worked her way into the box and re­place­ment keeper Alex Jones could only help the mid­fielder’s shot into the net.

Five min­utes later, Lexi Craw­ley smartly beat the off­side trap, got goal­side of her marker, and lobbed the keeper clev­erly to make it 2-1.

Wrex­ham now ral­lied and a crack­ing shot from Palin was bril­liantly tipped away for a cor­ner by Pritchard.

Aml­wch looked to fin­ish it and could have done so when Gadd in­ter­cepted a goal-kick but blasted just over the bar.

Town kept pos­ses­sion well and af­ter seven min­utes of added time the final whis­tle fi­nally went.

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