Port Talbot Town are continuing their recruitment drive following Wales U19 star Jessie Taylor’s move to Cardiff Met after helping her old side earn a first win of the season.

The Archers beat off competition from Pontypridd Town and Barry Town United to sign Taylor, who follows former teammate Laura May Walkley to the capital outfit.

Port Talbot, who broke their duck in the Genero Adran Premier last weekend with a 3-2 defeat of Barry, have brought in ex-international Sophie Cole to bolster their ranks.

However, with 13 fit first-team players available ahead of Sunday’s Welsh Cup clash with Aberystwyth Town, boss Hayley Williams is still on the lookout for fresh faces.

“This week we lost our star player Jessie Taylor to Cardiff Met,” said Williams. “Barry and Pontypridd also put in transfer requests but she decided to challenge herself at Cardiff Met.

Sign up to our weekly Welsh Football Leagues newsletter here

“Jessie goes with my best wishes as she seeks to improve her game on a personal level.

“The training regime and resources at Cardiff Met are streets ahead of what we have, but I can’t help having reservations about the game time she will get with such great competition in wide areas.

“I hope for her sake it’s not a case of the big clubs signing all the league’s top talent to prevent smaller clubs competing.

“Our ex-pro and former international Laura May Walkley joined Met two weeks ago so we have to try and recruit some quality to fill the void.

“We have signed Sophie Cole, an ex-international herself, after she had a few years out to focus on her career.

“We are a very small squad so we urge anyone who wishes to challenge themselves in the Adran Premier to reach out.”

On the Barry win, she added: “We still have a long way to go to be our best but this could be the stepping-stone and morale boost we need.”

If you value The National's journalism, help grow our team of reporters by becoming a subscriber.