Cup Holders Cardiff Met Hit The Road Again

Holders Cardiff Met have been drawn away against Abergavenny in the Welsh Women’s Cup quarter-finals.

The students defeated Cardiff City away in the last round and now face another tricky tie on the road.

Cyncoed, big winners in the previous round against Llangyfelach Ladies, face a trip to Northop Hall, 4-1 winners over Bethel on Sunday.

In the other two ties, Llandudno will host either Swansea City or Caldicot Town, and Port Talbot Town will play either Denbigh Town or Rhyl at home.

The draw was made at FAW Headquarters in Cardiff by Welsh internationals Gemma Evans, who plays for Yeovil Town, and Chloe Oxford United’s Chivers, assisting head of competitions Andrew Howard.

Full Draw: Abergavenny v Cardiff Met, Northop Hall v Cyncoed, Llandudno v Swansea City/Caldicot Town, Port Talbot Town v Denbigh Town/Rhyl.

Ties are to be played on Sunday, February 4.

Wales are top of their World Cup qualifying group after taking four points from two away fixtures. They now play Kazakhstan at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday, November 24 (7pm) before travelling to Bosnia-Herzegovina the following Tuesday.

Wales won 1-0 against Kazakhstan in Astana during September when Jessica Fishlock scored the only goal and drew 0-0 against Russia away.

“We’ve earned two good results,” said Evans. “Two clean sheets were good for the back line and our goalkeeper, Laura O’Sullivan.”

Wales are top on four points, one ahead of Bosnia, who defeated Kazakhstan 2-0 away, and England, 6-0 winners against Russia.

There is no fixture for Russia this month, but England take on Bosnia.

Manager Jayne Ludlow has named her Wales women’s squad for their back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

All-time top scorer Helen Ward is again named in the squad after travelling to St Petersburg last month for the goalless draw with Russia. The Watford striker, aged 31, did not play against Russia after giving birth to a son in September, but is now back in contention.

Charlie Estcourt and Peyton Vincze miss out through injuries.

Vincze, who made her debut in the draw against Russia in St Petersburg, has stayed in the US for treatment.

Wales Women’s squad v Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina:

Goalkeepers: Claire Skinner, Laura O’Sullivan.

Defenders: Loren Dykes, Gemma Evans, Hayley Ladd, Rhiannon Roberts, Amina Vine, Alice Griffiths, Shaunna Jenkins, Sophie Ingle.

Midfielders: Rachel Rowe, Jess Fishlock, Angharad James, Chloe Lloyd, Kylie Nolan, Gwennan Davies.

Forwards: Nadia Lawrence, Kayleigh Green, Chloe Chivers, Natasha Harding, Helen Ward, Grace Horrell.

Wales line-up for 0-0 draw in Russia: O’Sullivan, Dykes, Ingle (capt), Robens, Harding, James, K Green, Fishlock, Rowe, Ladd, Vincze. Subs: Skinner (gk), Evans, Lawrence, Vine, Lloyd, Horrell, Chivers.

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