Chris Church | Defeat hurts but there is a long way to go

5th November 2023
Chris Church Swans Women

Swansea City Women’s interim head coach Chris Church admits their 1-0 defeat to Cardiff City Women was tough to take, but feels the Swans showed they have every chance of tasting success this season.

The Swans controlled the first half and had opportunities to take the lead, but failed to capitalise on their dominance.

Church’s side were made to pay for those missed chances as Molly Kehoe netted the deciding goal for the Bluebirds as she poked home after 67 minutes.

Church felt it was fine margins that cost his side on the day, but saw plenty of positives in the performance to give confidence as they move forward through the season.

“It’s a defeat and it’s a tough one to take, but there is still a big season ahead of us,” said Church.

“I thought we were fantastic in the first half, while in the second half we had to dig in really deep.

”They changed one or two things in their shape and I think we just couldn’t really counteract that and we put ourselves under a bit of pressure.

“I can’t ask for much more from the players in terms of their mentality and putting their bodies on the line, they gave a lot and they played really well.

“Football is about those fine margins, we need to start banging the goals in, we can do it and I know that we can do it, everyone needs to be chipping in.

“One defeat does not mean anything is over, we will be back.

”It’s a long season, we will look to bounce back and hopefully that will be pretty quickly.”