Chris Church praises patience shown by Swansea City Ladies

13th September 2021
Chris Church

Chris Church was delighted with Swansea City Ladies’ ‘dominant’ performance in their 2-0 victory over Pontypridd Town.

The Swans had full control of the fixture from beginning to the end but had to be patient to break the deadlock.

Swansea applied further pressure in the second half, which eventually paid off with Katy Hosford and Chloe Chivers finding the back of the net to make it two wins out of two in the Genero Adran Premier this campaign.

And Church was happy with the patience they displayed in the second-half to break down Pontypridd’s stubborn defence.

“I thought we were dominant from start to finish. In the first-half things didn’t go for us and we were trying to force things too much,” said the head coach following his first game in charge.

“But I think in the second half we come out and we settled.

“Of course, the first goal is always crucial, even though we were on top. But when we got the first goal, we looked like scoring more which is pleasing.

“There are things to work on. We never rest at the level we are at, but I am pleased with what the players put in.

“That (being patient) is the nature of things when teams come up against us, they park the bus and that is nothing against the teams we play, that is just how they feel they can stop us.

“It is testament to our players that they keep going even when they face those type of challenges and they will face them all season long.

“The key thing going forward is patience; we are going to have times where we are going to dominate, and teams will drop off and it is all about how we deal with that.”