Llanfair heartbreak as cup bid ends in defeat


Gavin Grosvenor

Welsh Schools Girls’ U13s Final

Caereinion High School 0

Cwm Rhymni High School 0

(Cwm Rhymni won 4-3 on penalties)

RHYS Stephens declared a bright future ahead for girls football in Powys following his Llanfair Caereinion side’s Welsh School Cup heroics.

The school’s girls under 13s side flew the flag for the region in the finals of the Welsh School Cup in Oswestry last weekend.

Despite losing 4-3 on penalties following a goalless final to Caerphilly based Cwm Rhymni School, the Llanfair side once again won admirers for their football among supporters.

“Though obviously the players were disappointed to lose the final, particularly on penalties, each can be proud of their performance, both in the final and throughout the cup run,” said coach Stephens.

Llanfair were cheered on by a large following with Welsh schoolgirl international Carrie Jones testing her luck from distance while goalkeeper Carys Gittins stood firm in the Llanfair goal.

However it would be the South Wales side who were crowned champions, prevailing 4-3 on penalties.

Stephens insisted the girls game in the region would only improve after Llanfair’s cup run.

“It’s growing all the time,” said Stephens. “All the local high schools have girls sides which can only be good for the future of the girls game in Powys.”

See full story in the County Times

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