Alicia Powe pleased with all-round performance
Swansea City Ladies captain Alicia Powe praised an all-round team performance as she and her team-mates racked up another win against Abergavenny at the weekend.
The defending Welsh Premier Women’s League champions went into the break with a one-goal lead after Chloe Chivers converted from the spot.
Chivers then added her second of the afternoon and sealed the three points with a powerful strike in the early stages of the second half.
The win saw the Swans extend their perfect record as they reach the midpoint of the campaign, and Powe was pleased with the manner of the performance and victory.
“It was a great three points to get. We created really good chances going forward and the girls finished it off,” she said.
“But we were also solid at the back coming out with another clean sheet.
“It’s never easy playing against this team (Abergavenny), they do really work hard and they put us under pressure.
“That doesn’t take anything away from us though. We kept the ball well and created great opportunities.”
Goalkeeper Claire Skinner made a vital penalty save in the second half to ensure that Swansea maintained their two-goal lead, and avoided any prospect of a tight finish in Monmouthshire.
“She made a great save and that really helped us out. There are alot of players coming through,” added Powe.
“The defensive back four and the subs on the bench are all worthy of starting and we have got to work hard to stay where we are.”
Next up for the Swans is a short trip to face local rivals Briton Ferry on Thursday night,
The Reds are currently in a relegation battle having only secured four points from nine matches.
“We are looking forward to it. It is nice to play close to home in a local derby; coming into it with another three points puts us in a good place going into it,” said Powe.