Cardiff Wanderers 0 Swansea City Ladies 6
Swansea City Ladies progressed to the third round of the FAW Women’s Cup with a commanding win over Cardiff Wanderers Ladies, despite playing over 80 minutes with 10 players.
Captain Alicia Powe was shown a straight red card in the ninth minute for taking out Jade Croft, who would have been through on goal.
However, the Welsh champions pushed on and displayed their class as they took the lead just five minutes later after Alisha Northmore-Benson turned the ball into her own net.
Chloe Chivers then doubled Swansea’s lead as she ran through and found the back of the net.
Swansea further increased the deficit in the early stages of the second half as Ria Hughes finished from inside the penalty area following some neat build-up play.
Tija Richardson then firmly sealed Swansea’s place in the next round after she turned home Katy Hosford’s corner.
In the dying stages the visitors were relentless with Stacey John-Davis neatly flicking the ball over Beca Jones after the forward was picked out by Rhianne Oakley.
The match was signed off in style from Nia Rees, who bagged her first goal for Swansea after she found the top corner with a half-volley.
Cardiff Wanderers Ladies: Beca Jones, Rachael Beare, Yasmin Wells, Alisha Northmore-Benson, Georgia Brown, Laura Ellis-Williams (capt), Anna McCormack (Naayaab Malik, 80), Alicia Cox, Jade Croft (Emma Thompson, 86), Brooke Howell (Kayleigh Williams, 58), Llywela Edwards
Subs not used: Emily Russell, Keira Allen
Swansea City Ladies: Gemma Border, Ellie Lake (Nieve Jenkins, 62; Gwen Horgan, 79), Alicia Powe (capt), Jess Williams, Ria Hughes, Tija Richardson, Kelly Adams, Chloe Chivers (Nia Rees, 40), Stacey John-Davis, Katy Hosford, Rhianne Oakley
Subs not used: Claire Skinner, Jemma Parfitt