AN Emily Thomas hat-trick fired Aberystwyth Town through to the semi-final of the FAW Women’s Cup, beating Wrexham AFC 3-1 behind closed doors at Colliers Park.
All three of her goals came in the second half, beginning with a fine finish in the 56th minute, running on to an audacious chipped through-ball from Rebecca Mathias.
Rosie Hughes got one back for Wrexham with 15 minutes to go – but just two minutes later Thomas restored the advantage, capitalising on patient build-up play from Libby Isaac.
And she sealed the Seasiders’ place in the final four – where they will play Briton Ferry Llansawel on Sunday, February 19 – as she slotted home seven minutes from time.
The Seasiders’ next home match is another cup encounter – also against Wrexham, this time in the quarter-finals of the Genero Adran Trophy, kicking off at Park Avenue at 2pm on Sunday, January 15.
Before then, they travel on Sunday, January 8, to Cardiff Met in the Genero Adran Premier.