Emma Beynon | That goal has been a long time coming

19th October
Emma Beynon playing against AC PAOK

Swansea City Ladies midfielder Emma Beynon was delighted to get her first goal in 17 months as her weekend strike helped seal a 3-1 win over The New Saints.

Beynon and Nia Rees both netted in the opening 12 minutes of the game, but a penalty for TNS pulled one back before the break.

Katy Hosford would eventually seal all three points for the Swans, firing a stunning strike over the head of the TNS goalkeeper.

Beynon's previous goal had come in May 2021 in an away trip to Aberystwyth Town Women; in the intervening period she has given birth to her first child.

The midfielder, who filled in at striker for the game after a spate of injuries among Swansea's forward options, was delighted that her side could seal three points and was pleased to find herself back on the scoresheet.

“It’s been a long time coming with my first goal in a year-and-a-half,” said Beynon.

“I’m really happy, personally with the goal, to get the three points is really good for the team, obviously it was a tough game, but I am really happy.

“It was a really good game, they brought it to us, and we had to work really hard to get the win in the end, we’re happy that it was a good game to play in.

“I’m just happy to be playing, whether that’s at striker or in midfield is up to the manager, but to get a goal is always good, even if I am playing at striker.

“As soon as we lost against Cardiff that game was put behind us and we didn’t dwell on what was, we’ve just got to look forward now to every game and take every game as they come and try and get the results every week.

“I thought the girls played well, we defended well, and we took our chances when they came, I think a performance like that against teams will get us the results we need.”