Chris Church | We didn’t make the most of our chances

7th April
Chris Church
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Interim head coach Chris Church admitted Swansea City Women had lacked a clinical touch in front of goal after they rounded off their 2023-24 Genero Adran Premier campaign with a goalless draw at Aberystwyth Town.

The stalemate was the Swans first scoreless league fixture in nearly two-and-half years, having last drawn a top-flight fixture 0-0 against the Seasiders back in December 2021.

Church felt the Swans had found their rhythm in the second half after a disappointing first 45 minutes, but were unable to take their chances.

“It was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde performance, first half we didn’t really get going,” said Church.

“In the second half, we came out and tried to play, we created a couple of half-chances, caught them a couple of times, but we couldn’t quite cut it in the final third.

“Physically this game will help us, we had to try and match their physicality, hopefully we can move on now and focus on the Genero Adran Trophy final against Cardiff next weekend.

“It’s the end of the league season and you could kind of feel that in the game, we did push to get something out of it but unfortunately it just didn’t fall for us.”

But Church had words of praise for youngsters Jazz Guymer and Halle Brace for their performance as they again stepped up from the under-19 pathway side.

“Both Jazz [Guymer] and Halle [Brace] did really well,” said Church.

“Jazz had a good 45 minutes and played a lot of minutes for the under-19s in midweek so we didn’t want to overdo it.

“Halle was really strong and quick, she got stuck into challenges and was brave, so she needs to continue that going forward.”