Caerphilly Castle Ladies FC ‘Put Brave Face On’ After Record 43-0 Defeat

Chris Wright

12th, March 2013

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By Chris Wright

Caerphilly does it

Given that their “best” result so far this season was a 0-5 home defeat on the opening day, it’s fair to say that Caerphilly Castle Ladies FC aren’t having a stormer in the Women’s Welsh Premier League this year.

In fact, ‘Castle’  – who are one of the biggest clubs in the country – have somehow conspired to concede 219 goals in the space of ten matches, though they have managed one goal in reply, grabbing a solitary concilation in a 1-14 loss to Caernarfon Town.

It all came to head last weekend when Castle racked up the biggest defeat in the history of the Women’s Welsh Premier League when they were well and truly stuffed 43-0 by Cardiff Metro University.

Their last five results make hard reading: 0-26, 0-36, 0-21, the 1-14 against Caernarfon and a 0-28 defeat against Aberystwyth Town all coming in the lead up to last weekend’s stinker against Cardiff Metro.

The league table as it stands (via Welsh Premier.com)…

All this comes just two seasons after Castle won the Welsh League Cup, though according to BBC Sport a “mass walkout of their first team to set up rivals Cwmbran FC” last summer has left Caerphilly reeling, with the squad now entirely made up of reserves and youth team players – though chairwoman Julie Boyce is remaining staunchly positive:

“We’re putting a brave face on things, but yes it’s tough, and if it went on indefinitely, it would threaten the future of the club. But we’re about more than the first team,

“You could argue that we could have done more to help ourselves. We could have promoted some of the really talented girls from the under-16s into the first team, and the results would have been nowhere near as embarrassing as they have been.

“But at the start of the season we took the decision that the first team crisis shouldn’t be allowed to disrupt the excellent work we’re doing at youth level.

“We’re taking a long-term view. We’re not going to rush girls through just to window dress this season – we’ll take our time because we know that in a few years we’ll be back bigger and stronger than ever.”

And with that, Pies have a new favourite Welsh Women’s Premier League side.

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9 Comments

  1. porcelain sandwich says:

    Unbelievable that this level of talent even constitutes being in a table, let alone the Premier League.

  2. doris says:

    Please remove this photo as it is NOT the team that got beat 43-0

  3. oosh says:

    Just to let people know the above picture is not the losing caerphilly castle ladies of late it is actually the winning team that left do to the poor running of the club.

  4. Terri Thomas! says:

    Can I just point out this is not the losin Caerphilly side of late, this was once the winning side that Caerphilly lost due to a poorly run club!

  5. terri Thomas says:

    Just to let you know that this is not losing Caerphilly side of late, it was once the winning side that Caerphilly lost due to being a poorly run club.

  6. ANON says:

    SAYS IT ALL IF THIS PICTURE IS STILL BEING USED ON THE WEBSITE – THIS TEAM PICTURED, HAS NO ASSOCIATION WITH CAERPHILLY – LIKE DORIS SAID PLEASE
    REMOVE PICTURE OR POST THANK YOU

  7. Doris says:

    It goes to show that how badly the club is run if they can’t even update their own website with an up to date picture. It asks the question if they were such a good club, why the ‘mass exodus’……………?

  8. Dave McKinney says:

    i really like their hairstyles. Poor results though.

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