A Bright Future for the Blue and Golds

Wednesday 5th June 2013 10:00 pm

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AFTER the success of the South Wales cup final which saw Abergavenny beating Gwent

and Whitchurch, they qualified to represent South Wales in the National Welsh Cup

finals in Wrexham.

This was the first time the Under 13 girls had qualified for the finals and excitement was running high.

The first game was against Colwyn Bay. The North Wales sides were an unknown quantity. The game progressed with the Abergavenny girls taking charge. However, half time came and there was still no score on the board.

After a strategic half time talk, the girls came out with a determination to show their North Wales counterparts why they were the South Wales representatives.

With five minutes to spare, Millie Francis slotted home a well-timed goal to settle the nerves and win the match.

In their second game against Dysynni the tempo was stepped up a gear with both sides determined to take the win.

Dysynni struck first with a fantastic goal roofed into the top of the net. Not to be outdone,

Abergavenny replied with an equally excellent goal from Hannah Parry-Jones.

Equally matched and equally paced, the two teams fought on relentlessly. With minutes to spare Dysynni scored the winning goal in what was a close 2-1 loss for the blue and gold.

The final standings were not to be decided until all three matches had been played so the

Abergavenny girls went in to their final game with hopes still high.

The match was against Swansea who had actually beaten them by one goal in the previous week's South Wales qualifiers. However, the Abergavenny confidence was high and

they were able to dominate the match from the start.

Abergavenny took the lead but Swansea soon equalised. In the dying minutes of the game, Abergavenny were awarded a penalty short corner. In a practised set move, the ball was deftly injected,stopped and passed to Maddie Roberston who smashed home the winner for a 2-1


Dysynni were ultimately crowned worthy champions with Abergavenny the close runners up.

This was a fantastic achievement for the Abergavenny side and the future of this squad looks very bright indeed.


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