Barry Town formerly Tongwynlias LFC
In 2002, Barry Town Ladies football side was disbanded because of problems recruiting players. The Welsh side suffered some heavy defeats in the FA Women's Premier League National Division last season and were relegated to the Southern Division. The club were hoping to attract more players over the summer, but have found it difficult and called time on the team. A Football Association statement said: "We are sad at the club's withdrawal from the league. They have been a good ambassadors of the sport.
"Unfortunately, Barry were unable to take advantage of the game's massive growth in England with more players coming in at every level."
The team began life as Tongwynlais LFC in 1986 before changing its name to Barry Town after moving to Jenner Park in 1994. That coincided with a spell of soccer success including championships and cup wins. In 1997 they became the first Welsh women's team to win promotion to the Premier League, and reached the National Division in 2000, finishing sixth. As well as taking on top sides such as Arsenal and Doncaster Belles, Barry also became the first Welsh team to reach the semi-finals of the FA Women's Cup when they were beaten 1-0 by Croydon in 1998.
Head to Head
Elmore Eagles v Barry Town
|02/11/1997||WFA CR2||Barry Town||Home||0-7|
Exeter LFC v Barry
|02/01/1983||Trophy (Pat Sowden Cup R1)||Barry LFC||Home||P-P|
|23/01/1983||Western League Cup 1||Barry LFC||Away||11-0|
|06/02/1983||Pat Sowden Cup 1||Barry LFC||Home||14-0|
*The match on the 3/5/1981 was for 4 points and was the home and away fixture.