Last season’s beaten finalists Llandudno are flying the flag for North Wales as they remain its only side left in the FAW Women’s Cup following Sunday’s quarter-finals.
Stacey Treadwell grabbed a brace for Llandudno at Briton Ferry Llansawel, netting in each half, scoring her side’s first and last goals. Rosie Hughes had made it 2-0 just before the break and Sofie Owen made it three in the 54th minute.
After Treadwell’s second in the 65th minute, the hosts – who are rooted to the bottom of the Welsh Premier Women’s League - fought back with two consolation goals in the last ten minutes from Sophie Cardy and Mel Thomas.
Twice Winners Swansea City enjoyed a comfortable passage into the last four with a 4-1 win over Rhyl. Striker Stacey John scored a hat-trick (5', 51', 67') and Jodie Passmore (72') also struck for the Swans. Rhyl’s consolation goal to take back north came from Ashley Mills in the 40th minute.
The current champions Cardiff City were given a scare on Anglesey after Bethel’s Alaw Huws had given the North Wales Women’s League side the lead on 28 minutes.
Alicia Davies scored a quickfire double on 35 and 38 minutes – the latter coming from the penalty spot. Shannon Evans scored a hat-trick in the Final last season and she registered the third for the Bluebirds on 54 minutes, but a Katie Midwinter goal for the hosts for showed that the underdogs would not go down without a fight.
City scored a fourth to put the game beyond doubt when Lisa Owen struck for Joel Hutton’s side just five minutes from time.
Two of the Welsh Premier Women’s League high-flyers Abergavenny Ladies and Cardiff Met Ladies met at Pen-Y-Pound Stadium in arguably the tie of the Round.
Richie Jeremiah’s side from Gwent are currently in second in the table, but it was fourth-placed Met who prevailed 0-2, to reach the last four.
Former Abergavenny striker Jassie Vasconcelos came back to haunt her former side with the opener on 11 minutes, before the prolific Chloe O'Connor doubled the lead on 76 minutes.
FAW Women’s Cup Quarter-Finals
Abergavenny 0–2 Cardiff Metropolitan
Bethel 2–4 Cardiff City Women
Briton Ferry Llansawel 2–4 Llandudno
Swansea City 4–1 Rhyl
The Semi-Final draw will be made on Monday, 6 February 2017.