Last night saw the first ever game for Bala Town Ladies at Maes Tegid.
After months of training, the game gave the Ladies their first taste of competitive football against Bangor City Ladies.
In very wet and windy conditions, the Ladies started brightly, stringing together some great attacking moves but couldn’t find the net early on. The first 10-15 minutes was back and forth action with both defences busy and set the tone for what would be an attacking game and a great advert for Womens football.
The first goal for Bala Town Ladies was scored around the 20 minute mark by Zoe Williams. Emma Evans sending a ball down the left to Llio who then cut the ball into to Ceri who managed to get a cross in and thanks to a fumble by the goalkeeper, Zoe Williams was there to convert the re-bound. 1-0 Bala.
The attacking football went on throughout the 1st half, back and forth with both defences staying strong with Bethan Davies having an excellent 1st half at the back for Bala Town. Tired legs started to creep in towards the end of the half but we reached half time 1-0 up.
The 2nd half with the rain and wind against them and with tired legs, it wasn’t long before the Bangor equaliser. But credit to the Ladies who kept trying to push through and attack the Bangor goal but as the game went on and with injuries setting in, Bangor struck 2 quick goals towards the end to make the final result 3-1.
A fantastic test against Bangor, with credit to them, braved the wind and rain to give us a very competitive game. No matter the result, the game showed that Bala Town Ladies can be a competitive team and with more games and training, we will see this team continue to grow and get improve with every game. A great performance by all the players involved.
Sarah Cowell spoke to us after the game: “All the girls should be immensely proud of themselves after the performance we put on against Bangor. For any spectator watching, they would never of known this was our first ever football match together as a team and too of been 1-0 up at half time, none of us would of predicted it. The game and overall performance from the girls proved there is huge potential for the future of Bala Town Ladies F.C.”
Top left to right: Brea Leung, Ceri Redman, Zoe Williams, Llio Roberts, Tia Adler-Jones, Emma Evans, Abbie Bedwell, Elie Bedwell.
Bottom right to left: Shannon Perry, Georgia Davies, Megan Forrester, Jordan Hodkinson, Sarah Cowell, Bethan Davies.