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Cardiff Met Women have gone further ahead at the top of the Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League, increasing their lead to eight points after scoring eight times without reply past local rivals Cyncoed Ladies.
Liv Thompson gave the Archers an early lead which was doubled a minute later by Madison Schupbach. Both players struck again in the opening minutes of the second half and Stacey Ayling made it five on the hour mark. Chloe Tiley and Lauren Townsend also got themselves on the scoresheet before Schupbach rounded off the scoring with her hat-trick goal, seven minutes from time.
Swansea City now head the chasing teams after winning 2-0 away to Abergavenny Women, replacing them in second place in the process. The Swans went ahead in the second minute through Shauna Jenkins, a lead which they held until two minutes from time, when Katy Hosford wrapped up the win with the second goal.
Swansea are ahead on goal difference from Cardiff City Women who defeated Briton Ferry Llansawel 3-1. Lucy Powell gave Briton Ferry a seventeenth minute lead from the penalty spot, with Kanisha Underdown levelling matters seven minutes later. The game was ultimately decided in a three minute spell after half time, Underdown putting City ahead for the first time with her second goal and Danielle Broadhurst sewing up the game shortly afterwards.
Port Talbot Town meanwhile kept their hopes of a top two place alive by coming from behind to beat Llandudno Ladies 3-1. Stacey Tradewell gave Llandudno a first half lead which was cancelled out by Sadie Bebb, before Jessica Curran completed the turnaround on the stroke of half time. Laura May Walkley made the points safe for Port Talbot with nine minutes remaining and although they remain in fifth place, they are just two points behind second placed Swansea.
There are no league games taking place this Sunday because of the semi finals of the Premier League Cup. Cardiff Met be at home to Cardiff City, whilst Swansea City play host to Rhyl Ladies.
In the Welsh Women's League, Aberystwyth Town have extended their lead to four points after running out 7-0 winners away to Merthyr Town. Second placed Caldicot Town meanwhile received a setback as they were beaten for the first time, 3-2 at home by Willows Ladies who have moved themselves out of the bottom three.
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