Ceri Phillips | It was a really professional performance from everyone

27th November 2022
Ceri Phillips vs Barry

Swansea City Ladies head coach Ceri Phillips praised his side’s professional performance as they ran out 6-0 winners over Barry Town United Women.

Stacey John-Davis put the Swans ahead just before half-time, before a five goal second-half barrage sealed three points.

Nia Rees netted just after the break, before Nieve Jenkins nodded home a header to make it three.

Three goals in the space of five minutes wrapped things up, with Monet Legall netting her first goal since returning from injury before John-Davis coolly took her second and Swansea’s fifth. 

Shaunna Jenkins would net the sixth with a stunning 40-yard free-kick with the final kick of the game, her effort cannoning in off the underside of the bar.

Phillips felt that a performance like this had been on the horizon for his side - who are now eight games unbeaten in the league - and praised the professionalism on show.

“We are all delighted, I think it was a really professional performance from the girls today,” said Phillips.

“Barry made it really tough for us in the first half, they were difficult to break down, but we did all the right things and the message at half-time was to keep doing what we were doing.

“The goal before half-time was really key and the second-half performance was exceptional, it’s back-to-back really strong performances, two clean sheets as well, so we’re really happy with how the week has gone.

“We’ve felt for a while that we’ve been so close to a polished performance and in the last two games that has been the case, so long may it continue.

“It’s ideal to carry this sort of form into the game against Cardiff City, I think the girls can now take a lot of confidence into that game.

“The way we played with the ball is exactly what we want from the game, it should be a really good spectacle with two sides going at it.

“Hopefully we get a good turn out and if anyone doesn’t have their tickets already, I encourage them to come to the Swansea.com Stadium for a great atmosphere and the football on show will be a great advert for the league.”