The Penrhyn Bay Football Club under 16 girls side is preparing for perhaps its biggest game ever after the narrowest of wins..

The under 16 girls side won the Football Association for Wales (FAW) Cup semi final on Sunday against Briton Ferry Llansawel 5-4 on penalties after finishing tied 3-3 at full time.

Coach Ian Morgan said it was "the biggest game" the girls had ever played in and the final is set to be even bigger.

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The Penrhyn Bay under 16 girls side prior to the semi-final

Mr Morgan's side had defeated Caernarfon FC, Penrhyn Bay FC and Bethel FC before accounting for Landore FC in the quarter final of the FAW Cup to make it to the semi - becoming the only North Wales side left in the tournament.

The girls travelled to Aberystwyth FC (a neutral ground) to take on Briton Ferry on Sunday.

The Penrhyn Bay girls side were slow off the blocks, going 2-0 down in the first 15 minutes.

Briton Ferry were first to every ball and deserved their lead and Mr Morgan said upon reflection the occasion may have got to a few of the players.

But the girls from Penrhyn Bay didn't just role over and began to fight their way back late in the first half.

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Action from the semi final between Penrhyn Bay and Briton Ferry. Picture: Chris Howells

Mr Morgan said the girls showed great character and togetherness to get back in the game and a great strike from Ella Jones gave then team a lift and sent them into the break just 2-1 down.

They started he second half much better than the first and begun playing the way they have been playing this season.

Two goals, one from Ellie Bradley and another from Ella Jones, saw the Penrhyn Bay girls take a 3-2 lead with 17 minutes to go.

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Penrhyn Bay girls celebrate a goal on Sunday. Picture: Chris Howells

But the game wasn't done yet with Briton Ferry uping the pressre in the final stages and equalising with three minutes to go.

Penrhyn Bay managed to defend a number of last minute chances from Briton Ferry to finish at 3-3 at full time.

A "cagey" extra time produced no goals resulting in the game being decided in a penalty shoot out.

But the Penrhyn Bay girls held their nerve taking the shoot out 5-4 - all the girls scoring from their kicks.

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Penrhyn Bay under 16 girls side celebrate the win after the penalty shoot out. Picture: Chris Howells

Mr Morgan said: "The pressure around the ground was palpable, penalty takers Anna, Mia, Ella, Ellie and Mollie managed to take five great penalties to take the win 5-4.

"Unfortunate miss by a Briton Ferry player who was player of the match in our eyes. Neither team deserved to lose the game that had everything.

"It was the biggest game for our Girls club and now have an even bigger one with the final on April 7 - venue to be arranged."

The FAW Cup final could cap off what has been a successful season so far for the Penrhyn Bay under 16 girls side.

The girls need just three points from their final three games to secure top spot on the league - having won nine of nine this season.

John Bradley is the other coach with Mr Morgan, who both have daughters in the squad.

Mr Bradley added: "We’re both very proud of all the girls their a great set of girls on and off the pitch."

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