Llani girls shine in national final


Gavin Grosvenor

Welsh Schools Under 15s final

LLANIDLOES High School played their part in a superb Welsh Schools Under 15s final, going down to a gallant 3-1 display against Cwmtawe last week.

The match was played at Latham Park in Newtown and produced a high standard, augering well for the future of football in Llanidloes which has been without a senior women’s team since 2014.

Cwmtawe were inspired by two goals from Emily Richards, one a sensational 35 yard free-kick to establish a three goal interval lead.

However the second-half belonged to Llanidloes who were rewarded when Helen Evans fired her side back into the game with a fine 18 yard strike.

Llanidloes continued to compete and put severe pressure on the Cwmtawe defence which stood firm to ensure victory.

Llanidloes fought until the final whistle. The played exceptionally well and were true ambassadors to their school.

A school spokesperson said: “Llanidloes fought until the final whistle. They played exceptionally well and were true ambassadors to their school.”

The Llanidloes High School under 15s girls squad, managed by Gavin Cross, Matthew Canning, Huw Evans and Tom Stead, comprised of: Helen Evans, Ruth Jenkins, Niamh Pugh, Sophie Cook, Chloe Harries, Carla Jones, Gemma Gethin, Sian Jerman, Kate Jerman, Chloe Hamer, Willow Weedall, Courtney Briggs, Lauren Willis, Joanne Gethin, Maria Francis-Jones, Penny George and Nia Williams.

See full story in the County Times

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