Colin Staples hails professional display from Swansea City Ladies

26th April 2021
Swansea City Ladies Colin Staples

Head coach Colin Staples described Swansea City Ladies’ display in their 3-0 victory over Cyncoed at the USW Sport Park as a professional showing from the reigning Welsh Premier Women's League champions..

The Swans dominated throughout and deservedly picked up the three points, with Ellie Lake setting them on their way as she opened the scoring after being picked out by Katy Hosford’s delivery into the box in the first half.

Emma Beynon and Jess Williams then put the finishing touches on a strong performance in the second half and Staples was impressed with the manner of the win.

“It was a professional performance. We kept the ball relatively well; the perfectionists could argue that we didn’t score enough goals but we scored three and got three points,” he said.

“With the possession we had we could have done more but, in the build-up to the first goal we did really well. It wasn’t a sweet finish but they all count.

“From then we could have had a couple more but unfortunately that wasn’t to be the case in the first half against a very difficult wind.”

Cyncoed have proved to be a stubborn and resilient opponent in recent meetings between the sidies, and it was once again the case in Saturday's fixture.

The home side absorbed a lot of Swansea’s pressure in the first half and limited the Swans’ clear cut chances.

“They do it well with people behind the ball and then look to break with (Rhianne) Oakley and (Alison) Witts up top, and both girls are good players," added Staples.

“We had to be aware of that but in general again it was down to us breaking down their block.”