Bright future ahead for Swansea City Ladies
Debutant Deanna Lewis believes there is a bright future ahead for Swansea City Ladies.
The Wales international made an instant impact on her Swans debut as she kept in a clean sheet in the opening-day win at defending Welsh Premier Women’s League champions Cardiff Met.
The summer signing, who has joined fellow Wales caps Chloe Chivers and Hannah Miles in Ian Owen’s squad this term, believes the talent within the Swans squad can make it a year to remember.
"It was nice to win and get a clean sheet in my first game,” she said. “It was obviously a very tough start for us against last season’s champions, but we did very well in all aspects of the pitch.
“I’m excited for the season ahead with the girls because we have a lot of talent in this squad."
Stacey John-Davis’ effort settled a thrilling encounter at Cyncoed Campus last weekend, and the striker was delighted to get the season off to a winning start.
She said: "It felt good to score the winning goal, but it was an all-round great team performance.
“As a team we all dug deep to come away with win. That’s what is required when you play the team that won the league last season, and now the challenge is to do that in each game."
It also proved a proud day for vice-captain Emma Beynon, who led the Swans in the absence of skipper Alicia Powe.
“I’m really happy to have captained the team in our win over Cardiff Met,” said Beynon. “The girls worked really hard and deserved three points for their effort.
“It’s a great start to the season and a real confidence booster."
Next up for the Swans is a home clash with Aberystwyth on Sunday, September 22 in Llandarcy.