Colin Staples pleased as Swansea City Ladies hit six of the best

29th March 2021
Colin Staples

Head coach Colin Staples praised Swansea City Ladies’ second-half display after they saw off Cyncoed 6-0 at Llandarcy.

The victory sees the Swans maintain their perfect record this season - winning all seven of their league matches.

The hosts took a 1-0 lead into the break but the floodgates opened in the second half.

And Staples was delighted with how the defending Welsh Premier Women’s League champions exploited the space in the latter stages of the match.

“The performance in the first half I thought we were in control. To be fair to Cyncoed they set themselves up really well to frustrate us and they did,” he said.

“We maybe overplayed a few things and they broke down but we took a 1-0 lead into the second half.

“We had a good chat and realised that Cyncoed were going to have to come out fighting which would create some space for us and we exploited that."

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Laura Davies opened the scoring with just one minute left of the first half and Staples believes that was a worthy reward for the pressure that Swansea applied on the Cyncoed defence.

Having scored 30 goals in seven WPWL games, Staples also went on to praise the defensive efforts of the team after a solid start to the campaign.

“It was a great time to get a goal, it always is. I thought we deserved a goal but we didn’t create enough to get one. To get a goal at that time was a good confidence booster," he added.

“In the second half, Cyncoed didn’t just sit back and try to keep the score down, they tried to play and then we were able to exploit that space, which was clinical.

“Scoring goals is always a key part of the game but for me it’s the idea that we have had three clean sheets since the restart."