Both teams went into the game in confident mood following excellent semi-finals victories but it was Barry who started the game on the front foot and it took only 6 minutes for the Vale of Glamorgan based club to take the lead.
Some good work in midfield found Sian Rees who struck the ball from 20 yards which looped over the Villa Dino goalkeeper, Zara Mujica to give Barry the perfect start.
Both teams were finding the wet conditions difficult to get into a good rhythm in the opening period and despite their early set back, Villa Dino started to put pressure on the Barry goal without testing goalkeeper Ruth Stanley. A powerful free kick went wide of the mark and a good chance was fired over by Dino in what proved to be their best chances during the opening period with Barry looking to penetrate through midfield in search of a second and it duly came just before half time.
Barry won the ball just inside their own half and a sweeping move and through ball found Rees one on one with the goalkeeper, and she calmly rounded Mujica before slotting home to make it 2-0 on 34 minutes. It would prove to be a crucial goal just before the break.
The second half saw Barry control most of the possession and they will feel they should have extended their lead with several good opportunities. Welsh U17 International, Sophie Norman burst free from a great ball from Rees and looked odds on to score but her shot was saved by the legs of Mukica.
Moments later Rees thought she had netted a hat-trick when a Holly Jenkins free kick found the striker 12 yards from goal who fired the ball into the net but it was ruled out by a marginal offside decision.
Villa Dino never gave up to their credit and did offer moments of pressure during the second half, Barry goalkeeper Stanley collected a shot from a cross and dealt confidently with everything thrown at her from distance. The Barry defence stood tall and dogged throughout the game setting the platform for their strong midfield and front line to make the difference.
Substitutes, Elen Matthews and Lauren Harris also went close in the final ten minutes of the game which was to end with a 2-0 victory for Barry and a piece of history winning the FAW U16 Cup for the first time.
Congratulations to both teams in producing an entertaining cup final and of course well done to our U16 Girls on a fantastic achievement winning all their matches in the competition this season.
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Updated 11:53 - 16 Apr 2018 by Barry Town Utd Ladies FC
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