Ian Owen happy despite end of perfect run

3rd March 2020
Swansea City Ladies manager Ian Owen

Despite dropping their first points of the season, Swansea City Ladies manager Ian Owen was happy with the 0-0 draw against Cardiff City.

Going into the match, the Swans were boasting a 100 per cent record in all competitions but were held to a stalemate against their South Wales rivals.

Swansea still sit top of the Welsh Premier Women’s League – a point ahead of second-placed Cardiff Met, with Owen’s side having a game in hand.

Putting the result into perspective, Owen would easily have taken the position that his side currently sit in before the season began.

Ellie Lake

“We are delighted. Some of the players at the end of the game were a bit down because that was the first points we have dropped,” said Owen.

“But at the start of the season, if we said we wouldn’t drop any points up until this game we would have taken that. It is a fantastic record.

“The team played well. The conditions were difficult and Cardiff came to play and made it difficult.

“We had some chances in the first half that perhaps we could have taken but that is how football goes sometimes.

“It was a good, strong battle out there and both sides did really well to play the game in the conditions the way they did.”

The WPWL leaders face a second away match on the bounce as they travel to Abergavenny on Sunday (2pm).

Sarah Adams