7:00am Thursday 20th December 2012
CWMBRAN CELTIC 1 VALE GIRLS U16s 3
SEEKING to improve on a 3-3 draw at the same venue the previous week, the Vale Girls' under-16 soccer side travelled to Cwmbran for this South Wales Cup clash.
In fairly even opening exchanges, only a superb save by Vale goalkeeper Rebecca, who was showing great confidence, kept Cwmbran at bay. The visitors then stepped up the pace and a good run down the left by Ellie Wenger resulted in a good save by the Cwmbran goalkeeper.
With the game flowing from end to end, both teams had several excellent attacks and, for the Vale, Dani and Ellie both had good efforts but failed to find the target.
From a breakaway, a magnificent shot by the very busy Ellie came back off the bar and Cwmbran then broke down the centre and scored the opening goal after 24 minutes.
Although the home team enjoyed a spell of pressure, the Vale defence held out. Ellie continued to produce a superb display and an excellent shot from long range after 34 minutes gave the 'keeper no chance and ensured the visitors went in level at the break.
The second half again started evenly but the Vale eventually started to take control and Ellie scored her second goal.
This signalled a period of pressure from the home side but the the Vale defence stood resolute.
Following a series of corners, in a game which continued to flow from end to end, Emily Gillard converted a chance to put the Vale further ahead and well on the way to a deserved victory.
Special mention to Ellie Wenger for an outstanding overall display.
Next the side face a tough test against Troedyrhiw in the quarter-final of the Welsh Cup.
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