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7th April
Swansea CIty Women v TNS
Image courtesy of NJ-D Photography

Swansea City Women were held to a goalless draw by Aberystwyth Town in their final game of the 2023-24 Genero Adran Premier campaign.

The Swans came closest to breaking the deadlock in a hard-fought contest, with Katy Hosford and Chloe Chivers having their best chances.

But Aberystwyth would hold strong to make it consecutive draws against the Swans, with the sides having also shared the spoils in Llandarcy earlier in the week.

Incredibly, this was Swansea’s first goalless draw in a league fixture since December 5, 2021, with that game also being against Aber.

The result sees the Swans end the campaign second in the Welsh top-flight.

The opening 15 minutes were a quiet and cagey affair, with neither team taking control of the game.

The Swans began to find some joy through Chivers on the right; the forward found Jess Williams in the box, but the defender’s headed effort was blocked in the six-yard box.

Hosford then had the first real effort on target, Chivers’ delivery picked out the skipper, but her looping header was easily held by the keeper.

Hosford went close again just before the break, lovely flowing football from the Swans saw Jazz Guymer play the forward in on goal, but her low effort was saved.

The hosts started the second half brightly, a long ball forward gave Lleucu Mathias time in the box to get away a volley, but a fantastic save from Chelsea Herbert in the Swansea goal kept the scores level.

Swansea responded, Ellie Lake picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box before firing a left-footed shot just wide of the post.

The visitors kept pressing and forced a double save from Aberystwyth keeper Sophie Steele. Chivers’ shot from distance was just about dealt with and Emily Thomas saw her rebound denied.

Hosford was next to try her luck from a free-kick just outside the box, but the forward’s effort went just over the bar.

Lake dragged an effort wide late on as the Swans rounded off the league campaign by sharing the spoils.

Aberystwyth Town Women: Sophie Steele, Rebeca Mathias, Bethan Roberts, Elin Jones, Elan Jones, Libby Isaac, Ffiona Evans, Lily Moralee-Hughes, Amy Jenkins (captain) (Jessica Baker 79), Modlen Gwynne (Ella Thomas 73), Lleucu Mathias (Shauna Chambers 83). 

Swansea City Women: Chelsea Herbert, Alicia Powe (Captain) Ellie Lake, Rachel Cullen, Robyn Pinder, Chloe Chivers (Monet Legall 69), Katy Hosford (Kelsey Thomas 73), Sammy Wynne (Sophie Brisland-Hancocks 58), Halle Brace (Rhian Williams 73), Jess Williams, Jazz Guymer (Emily Thomas 46).