Welsh Premier & FA Cup round-up


Dafabet Welsh Premier League

Friday, 11 September

Bala Town 2-0 Gap Connah's Quay: Last season's runners-up Bala moved up to second in the Welsh Premier League with a 2-0 win over Connah's Quay at Maes Tegid which maintained their unbeaten start to the season. John Irving gave the Lakesiders the perfect start after two minutes with Gibraltar international David Artell adding a second with 19 minutes. Connah's Quay skipper George Horan was shown a straight red card in stoppage time for a rash challenge on David Thompson.

Saturday, 12 September

Aberystwyth Town 1-2 Airbus UK Broughton: Chris Budrys's late goal secured maximum points for Airbus UK at Aberystwyth. James Murphy had opened the scoring for Airbus before Aberystwyth levelled through Chris Venables' penalty. Home keeper Mike Lewis saved Tom Field but Budrys had the last word with a late winner.

Bangor City 1-2 Carmarthen Town: Lewis Harling gave Carmarthen the lead at Nantporth but Porya Ahmadi levelled for Neville Powell's side. Mark Jones sealed victory for the visitors six minutes from time.

Haverfordwest County 2-0 MBi Llandudno: Haverfordwest secured their first win of the Welsh Premier League season with a 2-0 win over fellow new boys Llandudno at Bridge Meadow. Steffan Williams opened the scoring for the home side on 18 minutes with Dale Griffiths sealing victory with nine minutes remaining.

The New Saints 3-1 Port Talbot Town: The New Saints returned to winning ways after two consecutive draws with victory over Port Talbot at Park Hall. Aeron Edwards set Craig Harrison's side on their way before two goals in the space of three minutes from Chris Marriott and Mike Wilde sealed the win. Chris Jones pulled a goal back for Port Talbot.

Newtown AFC 2-1 Rhyl: Rhyl secured their first win of the season to end Welsh Premier League leaders Newtown's 100% record. Goals from Derek Taylor and Aaron Bowen either side of the interval put Gareth Owen's side in control before Luke Boundford replied for Newtown with 18 minutes remaining. The Robins remain top, a point ahead of New Saints while

The Emirates FA Cup - First Round Qualifying

Saturday, 12 September

Plymouth Parkway 0-2 Merthyr Town

Workington 5-0 Colwyn Bay

Women's Welsh Premier League

Sunday, 13 September

Cwmbran Celtic Ladies 1-1 Cardiff City FC Women

Cyncoed Ladies 2-0 Aberystwyth Town Ladies

Newcastle Emlyn Ladies 0-4 MBi Llandudno Ladies

PILCS Ladies 4-8 Cardiff Metropolitan Ladies

Port Talbot Town Ladies 3-1 Wrexham Ladies

Rhyl & Prestatyn Ladies 1-4 Swansea City Ladies

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