Match Report: Cardiff City Ladies vs Aberystwyth Town Ladies (8-0)

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By Tom Lea

Cardiff City Ladies turned in a dominant display in their first game back after the Welsh firebreak lockdown, putting eight goals past Aber Town ladies in a wonderful team display at the Centre For Sporting Excellence.

A hattrick from Cori Williams was supplemented by further goals from Jasmine Turner, who scored two, as well as Kylie Nolan and Olivia Thompson before an own goal completed the rout.

The visitors had the first sight of goal in the fifth minute when a loose pass was seized upon by Hannah Puley who could only watch as her effort rebounded to safety off the crossbar of Laura O’Sullivan.

That scare seemed to spark the hosts to life and three minutes later they were ahead. Thompson was played through down the right and her low centre was met by Jasmine Turner who turned the ball past the helpless Ffi Ashman.

The second goal was not long in coming, with Nolan racing onto a through ball and rounding Ashman before squaring the ball for her strike partner to turn home and double Cardiff’s advantage midway through the first half.

Shortly before the break, the girls in blue got a third when Turner turned provider, putting the ball on a plate for Thompson to fire home and effectively kill the contest in favour of the hosts.

Nolan had been a constant thorn in the side of the visitors and three minutes after the break, got the goal which her performance deserved. Having sprung the offside trap wonderfully, she finished with aplomb, firing the ball across Ashman and into the bottom corner.

From there it was substitute Cori Williams turn to get involved in the action, burying a superb header into the net from a delightful inswinging cross before grabbing two more goals for herself following more unselfish play from Thompson, Nolan and Nia Rees.

Two minutes from time, the visitors misery was well and truly compounded when a loose ball was turned past Ashman by the helpless Sian Evans as the visitors were well and truly beaten.