2012–13 Welsh Premier League (women)

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Welsh Premier League (women)
Season 2012–13
Champions Cardiff City
UEFA Women's Champions League Cardiff City
Matches played 110
Goals scored 521 (4.74 per match)
Biggest home win Cardiff City 11–1 Llandudno Junction
Biggest away win Caernarfon 0–16 Cardiff City

The 2012–13 Welsh Premier League was the fourth season of the Welsh Premier League (women), Wales' premier football league. It is the first season to feature a single division league.[1] The season starts on 16 September 2012 and ended on 19 May 2013.

After several high defeats Cearphilly Castle withdrew from the league after ten matches. All results including them were then wiped from the table.[2]

The title was won by Cardiff City for the first time. They finished ahead of reigning champions Cardiff Met. on superior goal difference.[3]

Changes from 2011–12[edit]

  • The league expanded from 10 teams last season to 12 teams this season. The new teams are Llandudno Junction and Cardiff City.[4]
  • The league is not played in Northern and Southern conference any more, but a single division. The championship final is also abolished. The leading team after 22 matches is the champion.
  • UWIC Ladies changed their name to Cardiff Met. Ladies F.C..[5]
  • Treflin Ladies joined Port Talbot Town F.C. and now compete under their name.[6]

Clubs[edit]

2012–13 Welsh Premier League (women) is located in Wales
Caernarfon Town
Caernarfon Town
Newcastle Emlyn
Newcastle Emlyn
Cardiff Met. & Cardiff City
Cardiff Met. & Cardiff City
Port Talbot Town
Port Talbot Town
Llandudno Junction
Llandudno Junction
Locations of teams in the 2012–13 Premier League
Team City Ground
Aberystwyth Town Ladies Aberystwyth Park Avenue
Caernarfon Town Ladies Caernarfon The Oval
Caerphilly Castle Ladies Caerphilly Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields
Cardiff Met. Ladies Cardiff Cardiff University, Cyncoed Campus
Llanidloes Ladies Llanidloes Victoria Avenue
Newcastle Emlyn Ladies Newcastle Emlyn Parc Emlyn
Northop Hall Girls Rhydymwyn Dolfechlas Road, Rhydymwyn F.C.
Swansea City Ladies Port Talbot Baglan Playing Fields
Port Talbot Town F.C. Port Talbot The Genquip Stadium
Wrexham Ladies Wrexham Colliers Road
Llandudno Junction Ladies Llandudno Junction The Flyover
Cardiff City Cardiff Leckwith Stadium

Standings[edit]

Caerphilly Castle withdrew after ten matches, totalling 0 points and 1–219 goals.[2]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cardiff City 20 19 0 1 92 12 +80 57 2013–14 Champions League
2 Cardiff Met. Ladies 20 19 0 1 81 11 +70 57
3 Wrexham Ladies 20 13 2 5 67 27 +40 41
4 Llanidloes Ladies 20 10 1 9 35 32 +3 31
5 Swansea City Ladies 20 9 2 9 46 36 +10 29
6 Port Talbot Town F.C. 20 8 2 10 46 47 −1 26
7 Aberystwyth Town Ladies 20 8 2 10 38 46 −8 26
8 Newcastle Emlyn Ladies 20 7 1 12 39 48 −9 22
9 Llandudno Junction 20 4 1 15 23 80 −57 13
10 Northop Hall Girls 20 4 0 16 30 89 −59 12
11 Caernarfon Town Ladies 20 3 1 16 24 93 −69 041
12 Caerphilly Castle Ladies (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Updated to games played on 13 May 2013.
Source: welshpremier.com, shekicks.net
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

1Caernarfon Town Ladies had six points deducted for unfulfilment of Fixture.

Results[edit]

Newcastly Emlyn set a Premier League record win when they defeated Caerphilly Castle 36–0 on 12 January 2013. On that day Bethan Davies also set the record for most goals scored in a match with ten.[7] Both records were later broken by Cardiff Met. Ladies, when then won 43–0 at Caerphilly Castle, with Emily Allen and Adele Hooper scoring 15 and 12 goals respectively.[8] Those records are void now after the withdrawal of Caerphilly Castle.

2012–13[9] Note 1 ATL CTL CCL CC CML LJ LL NEL NHG SCL PTT WL
Aberystwyth Town Ladies 4–3 28–0 0–1 2–4 0–4 2–0 0–1 4–1 5–3 0–3 1–1
Caernarfon Town Ladies 1–4 n/a 0–16 0–5 6–1 0–7 1–8 5–1 0–4 0–0 0–7
Caerphilly Castle Ladies n/a 1–14 n/a 0–43 n/a n/a n/a 0–5 n/a 0–21 0–10
Cardiff City 3–2 5–1 n/a 1–0 11–1 3–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 6–0 5–2
Cardiff Met. Ladies 3–0 6–0 18–0 1–0 8–1 3–1 8–0 7–1 3–1 7–0 1–0
Llandudno Junction 1–1 2–0 26–0 1–7 1–9 0–2 2–6 2–3 0–1 1–4 0–4
Llanidloes Ladies 2–3 1–0 n/a 0–5 1–2 0–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–1
Newcastle Emlyn Ladies 0–3 6–0 36–0 0–4 0–1 4–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 4–3 0–1
Northop Hall Girls 2–4 5–0 n/a 0–7 0–4 2–6 3–2 2–3 0–6 1–7 1–5
Swansea City Ladies 5–2 4–2 n/a 0–3 1–3 6–0 1–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–3
Port Talbot Town 4–0 3–5 18–0 2–3 1–4 2–1 0–1 2–1 7–1 0–1 4–2
Wrexham Ladies 4–1 4–0 n/a 0–2 0–2 6–0 3–3 6–1 11–3 2–1 5–1
  • Note 1: Home team is in left column and away team is in top row.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrexham Odds on for Play-off place". shekicks.net. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Caerphilly Castle Ladies FC exits league after 43-0 loss". BBC. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff City FC are Welsh champions". shekicks.net. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Welsh Premier Women’s League going national will benefit Wales team says boss Jarmo Matikainen". dailypost.co.uk. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Europe beckons for UWIC". shekicks.net. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Port Talbot welcome Ladies team for new Women’s Welsh Premier League". porttalbottown.wordpress.com. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Newcastle Emlyn and striker Bethan Davies' new goals record". BBC. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cardiff Metropolitan Ladies net 43 goals against Caerphilly Castle". BBC. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Welsh Premier League Fixtures". Welsh Premier League Unofficial Site. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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