Abergavenny, Cascade and Briton Ferry Llansawel are all set to face Genero Adran Premier sides for the first time since being demoted from the top flight of the women’s domestic game.

The trio were relegated to the second tier earlier this year following the FAW’s decision to restructure the league pyramid.

Victories in the Welsh Cup on Sunday put them in the hat for the second-round draw, and they were all paired with top-tier sides, with the games taking place on October 17.

Abergavenny were the biggest winners of the first round, scoring 11 times in the first half and 12 in the second of their clash with Ammanford.

Maxine Mudge and Lyndsey Davies both registered five goals, Chloe Leonard got four and Megan Jones a hat-trick as the Pennies won 23-0.

“The result today is irrelevant to me,” said Pennies manager Craig Morgan-Hill. “What we did was a proper professional job and made good decisions all game.

“We managed to get good game time for some players and also get three U19s on the pitch.”

Abergavenny host Port Talbot Town next after Hayley Williams’ team saw off fellow Adran Premier side Aberystwyth Town 2-0 with Kirsty O’Donnell scoring a goal in each half.

Cascade went behind to Cwmbran Celtic but Holly Hughes, Kate Davies, Anny Lewis, Jodie Bowles and Chrystalla Moreton replied to complete a 5-1 triumph.

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It’s a tough one next for Cascade as they entertain Cardiff Met, 4-0 winners over Llanelli Town.

All four of the Archers’ goals were scored before the break, with Emily Richards, Lucy Finch and Emily Allen (2) seeing them through.

Chelsea Deacon and Anna Doble struck as Briton Ferry Llansawel beat Pontardawe Town 2-0.

Pontypridd Town are their next opponents after they saw off Cardiff Bluebelles courtesy of goals from Alison Witts and Anais Trinci (2).

Meanwhile, for The New Saints, their 3-0 defeat of Wrexham was a first in competitive football since they earned a place in the top tier earlier this year.

Lucie Platt gave TNS the lead on the stroke of half-time, Lexi Harrison added a second on the half-hour mark and Caitlin Chapman made it safe 15 minutes from the end.

Andy Williams’ team will play Cardiff City after the Bluebirds nearly hit double figures in a 9-1 hammering of Caldicot Town.

Danielle Green bagged a hat-trick inside the opening 35 minutes, while Lucy McDonough netted a consolation for the visitors.

Grace O’Reilly went one better than Green as she found the net four times in Barry Town United’s 8-1 demolition of Merthyr Town – Megan Bowen also notched a treble.

Barry now host Swansea University who cruised to an 11-1 win over Penclawdd, with Emily Freeman hitting four for the students.

Connah’s Quay Nomads, Rhyl 1879, Pwllheli, Briton Ferry Llansawel and Cascade YC also went through, while the game between Swansea City and Coed Duon was postponed.


Wrexham 0 The New Saints 3, Pwllheli 2 Llandudno 1, Airbus UK Broughton 0 Connah’s Quay Nomads 1, NFA 1 Rhyl 1879 5, Cardiff Bluebelles 0 Pontypridd Town 3, Cwmbran Celtic 1 Cascade YC 5, Abergavenny 23 Ammanford 0, Cardiff City 9 Caldicot Town 1, Briton Ferry Llansawel 2 Pontardawe Town 0, Merthyr Town 1 Barry Town United 8, Swansea University 11 Penclawdd 1, Port Talbot Town 2 Aberystwyth Town 0, Llanelli Town 0 Cardiff Met 4.

Welsh Cup second round draw

North – Rhyl 1879 v Pwllheli, Bethel v Connah’s Quay Nomads Women.

South – The New Saints v Cardiff City, Cascade YC v Cardiff Met, Barry Town United v Swansea University, Briton Ferry Llansawel v Pontypridd Town, Abergavenny v Port Talbot Town, Cardiff Wanderers v Coed Duon or Swansea City.

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