Cardiff City were crowned back-to-back FAW Women’s Cup winners with a 4-0 victory against Briton Ferry Llansawel.
First-half goals from Eliza Collie, Catherine Walsh and Ffion Price put the Bluebirds in a convincing position at the break and substitute Rhianne Oakley added a fourth late on to ensure City, who beat Cardiff Met 2-0 in last season’s final, lifted the cup for the third time.
The victory also secured a double-winning season for Iain Darbyshire’s side after being crowned Genero Adran Premier champions in an unbeaten league campaign.
The first attempt of the afternoon came from a Price free kick following a foul on Danielle Green. Price lifted the set piece over the wall but was denied by Courtney Young.
The Bluebirds came close to getting another shot off shortly after as Catherine Walsh’s through ball to Collie was intercepted by a superb slide tackle by captain Lowri Ridings.
Zoe Atkins’ header from a Price corner was directed just off target. The pair linked up again minutes later with the former heading on target from the latter’s cross.
Another Price cross was almost turned in as Catherine Walsh was next to come close to opening the scoring with a header that flew just wide.
Briton Ferry Llanswel’s first attempt on goal came from Mollie Jones, whose left footed strike was saved by Ceryn Chamberlain.
The deadlock was broken through Collie as she slotted the ball under Young after being played through by Atkins.
Catherine Walsh doubled City’s lead two minutes later, turning in a deep cross by Megan Bowen.
Atkins came close to adding a third, but her shot was denied by a brilliant Young stop. From the resulting corner, Young saved her side once again, tipping Catherine Walsh’s header over the crossbar.
The Bluebirds found their third when a Price corner found its way in at the near post before half time.
Alice Broadley gave Briton Ferry the first chance of the second half but Price recovered and prevented her from getting a shot away.
Collie forced a great save out of Young as her lofted effort was saved brilliantly by the goalkeeper.
Under-19 Cymru international Phoebie Poole met Green’s cross into the box but headed wide of the far post. While Hannah Power nearly gave City their fourth with a back post header late on, but failed to find the target.
Substitutes Oakley and Mikayla Cook linked up to score the fourth shortly after as the former tapped in the latter’s cross at the back post.
Cardiff City: Chamberlain, Price, Power, S Walsh (C), C Walsh, Broadhurst, Green (Cook 78’), Bowen (Owen 68’), Pearce, Atkins (Oakley 60’), Collie (Poole 60’).
Goals: Collie (22’), C Walsh (24’), Price (42’), Oakley (90’)
Briton Ferry Llansawel: Young, Broadley (Denscombe 78’), Jenkins, Llywelyn, Ridings (C), Jones (Thomas 78’), Kearle, Deacon (Roberts 54’), Smitham (Baker 62’), Clayton, Howells (Powell 54’).