13 December 2021 |

Aberystwyth seal top four spot in Phase Two with victory over Port Talbot

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It was a dramatic weekend in the Genero Adran Premier in many clubs’ final games before the split.

Aberystwyth Town needed a point to make sure of their place in the top four as they travelled to Port Talbot.

But the Seasiders fell behind to Freya Davies’ early opener before responding admirably and showing character to turn the game on its head.

Rebecca Mathias netted from Kelly Thomas’ corner, before Flavia Jenkins’ second-half penalty secured Gavin Allen’s side the fourth spot going into Phase Two.

There was a clash between second and third at Leckwith Stadium as Cardiff City welcomed Cardiff Met.

In a competitive contest, Laura-May Walkley’s fine first-half brace put Met in the ascendancy, before Pheobie Poole halved the deficit from the penalty spot shortly after the break.

The Archers reacted well to Cardiff’s resurgence, as goals from Sophie Hancocks and Stephanie Turner secured all three points.

Yzzy Taylor’s side have now opened a three-point gap between them and the Bluebirds, with the reverse fixture between the two sides in midweek.

Pontypridd Town missed out on a place in the top four, as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Barry Town United.

The impressive Taite Trivett opened the scoring for the Linnets, before a quick-fire double in the second-half from Caitlin Marron and Grace O’Reilly secured a resounding win.

Barry now rise up to sixth in the table, leapfrogging Port Talbot on the final day of their Phase One campaign.

League leaders Swansea City bounced back from dropping points for the first time this season with a 3-1 victory over The New Saints.

Striker Stacey John-Davis netted early to give the hosts the lead, but the Saints reacted brilliantly, with Lucie Platt turning home a shock equaliser.

But two goals before half time from Katy Hosford and Laura Davies put the Swans in control and Chris Church’s side made sure of their 12th win of the campaign to keep a four-point lead at the top of the table.