Ellie Lake | We can take positives from our performance

4th March
Ellie Lake v Cardiff City Women

Defender Ellie Lake felt Swansea City Women deserved more from their performance in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup semi-final defeat by Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds took the lead nine minutes in as Mikayla Cook slotted home from close range.

Stacey John-Davis responded with an equaliser just five minutes later, a tidy finish from close range drawing the Swans level.

The second half proved a tight and tense affair, but Cardiff regained the lead with five minutes to go after Molly Kehoe capitalised on a mistake to find the net, before Megan Bowen headed home their third in the final moments.

Lake was disappointed to see a place in another cup final slip away, but believed the display at the SDM Glass Stadium provided plenty to take forward over the remainder of the season.

“I think we were on top for most of the game and I think we probably should have won,” said Lake

“It was a slice of fortune for their second goal and by the third we had let our heads drop, but I think we will take positives from our performance and take that into phase two now.

“We never want to lose, especially in the way we did. Looking ahead at the next few games, we don’t want to lose again this season, so it's down to us to make sure that's the case.

“I don’t think anybody had a bad game, we took the game to them. We are gutted that we didn’t win, but we will move on and we will look to beat them next time.

“We will get our heads together in training now and look to Wrexham next week and the chance to bounce back quickly."