Chris Church | Players can be proud of performance, despite the defeat

31st January
Chris Church Cardiff Met

Chris Church sung the praises of his players despite Swansea City Ladies’ defeat against Cardiff Met in the quarter-final of the Genero Adran Trophy.

The match went to penalties after the score was tied at 1-1 after the 90 minutes but Met came out on top in the shootout.

It was the Swans’ first match in 42 days, and they controlled the game for most of the second half.

Church applauded his players despite the defeat, and he is expecting a reaction next Sunday when they take on Pwllheli in the FAW Women’s Cup.

“My players did well. To have not played a competitive game since December 19 and put in a performance like that, you can’t fault the players,” he said.

“It is still going to take something special for somebody to beat us in 90 minutes and I still believe that. They (Cardiff Met) didn’t look like they wanted to beat us in 90 minutes.

“I may sound a bit bitter but that is because I want to win every game in whatever way it might be.

“My players can be proud of their performance. They are going to be down of course because that is how football goes.

“We want to win every trophy that we are in because that is the nature of the club, but this is just a blip because it was out of our hands. Penalty shootouts are lotteries.

“Good luck to the next team that play us because a wounded animal is a dangerous animal. These players are going to be so hungry for a win in the next game.”