21 November 2022 |

Genero Adran Trophy | Northern sides shock top flight opponents

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Three Genero Adran North sides were the standout performers in the Genero Adran Trophy round of 16 as they knocked out top flight opposition. 

The most remarkable scoreline came at Ponciau Park where Genero Adran North leaders Wrexham won 7-1 against Abergavenny. Rosie Hughes scored an astonishing six goals to take her tally in the competition this season to 14 in just three games. The forward also provided the assist for her team’s other goal, scored by Amber Lightfoot. 

Reigning Genero Adran Premier champions Swansea City were knocked out on home turf by Llandudno. The game was decided by a flurry of three goals in seven minutes in the second half as India Hassall’s opener was cancelled out by Nieve Jenkins before Kelsey Davies netted the winner for the Seasiders. 

Connah’s Quay Nomads also travelled south and pulled off an upset as they won 3-2 against Barry Town United at Jenner Park. Tamara Hamer gave Nomads the lead before Mackenzie Olden and Manon Pearce put the hosts in front at half-time, but a Kylie Jones header and a Kirstie Kural penalty sparked wild celebrations for the second tier side. 

Reigning Genero Adran Trophy champions Cardiff Met were big winners away at Rhyl 1879 as they triumphed 5-0 thanks to Emily Allen’s hat-trick and a goal each from Ellie Preece and captain Stephanie Turner. 

The New Saints were also 5-0 victors as they eased past Genero Adran South side Cascade. Emily Ridge netted twice, while Lexie Harrison, Lucie Platt and Beth Lewis also got on the scoresheet. 

The only tier three club left in the competition, Cardiff Wanderers, threatened to shock Aberystwyth Town as Jade Crofts’ goal gave them the lead against the Genero Adran Premier side. However, Amy Jenkins, Sian Evans, Libby Isaac all found the net to turn the game around.

Genero Adran Premier leaders Cardiff City progressed from a closely fought contest away at Briton Ferry. Phoebie Poole, Megan Bowen and Zoe Atkins scored in a 3-1 victory as Lowri Baker netted a late consolation for the hosts. 

There was just the one goal between Pontypridd United and Swansea University and it went the way of the Genero Adran Premier side as Efa Jones put the Dragons in the last eight. 

The draw for the quarter-finals will be shown on the Adran Leagues Twitter page at 8pm on Tuesday 22 November.