Welsh Premier Women’s League football is back

Since the the Football Association of Wales (FAW) suspended all football in March due to COVID-19, we’ve really missed not being able to photograph any games.

We, like so many other people across the country, eagerly awaited the return of football and that day has finally arrived, as the Welsh Premier Women’s League kicked-off the 2020-21 season

It was an historic opening day of the season, as the Cardiff City FC Women v Swansea City Ladies game became the first ever live televised game in the WPWL, thanks to Sgorio.

For our first game back, we headed off to Victoria Road, home of Port Talbot Town Ladies, who were starting their campaign against Aberystwyth Town Ladies.

Given the strict COVID-19 protocols in place, it was somewhat of a strange experience having your temperature check before entering the ground, having to wear a face mask and being confined to the ‘Amber Zone’ for the duration of the game.

Not that we minded any of the regulations for one minute, as everyone’s safely and wellbeing is of paramount importance, and truth be told, it was just great to be able to photograph a game.

Port Talbot Town Ladies goal scorer Lauren Amor (centre) on the attack against Aberystwyth Town Ladies.
Port Talbot Town Ladies goal scorer Lauren Amor (centre) on the attack against Aberystwyth Town Ladies. Image Credit: Majestic Media

On a glorious sunny day, Port Talbot Town Ladies ran out 3-1 winners over a plucky Aberystwyth Town Ladies side, in an entertaining encounter which was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests.

Jessica Denscombe, Lauren Amor and Courteney Thomas were on target for the home side in the 1st half, with Libby Isaac pulling a goal back for Aberystwyth in the 2nd half.

You can browse our Port Talbot Town Ladies v Aberystwyth Town Ladies Welsh Premier Women’s League match gallery on our dedicated photography website.


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