Ladies keep title hopes alive
27th April 2015
Swansea City Ladies secured a 1-0 victory over Cardiff Met to keep their Welsh Premier League title hopes alive.
The Swans enjoyed the better of the first half and nearly went ahead when Emma Beynon's cross was met by Jodie Passmore who shot narrowly wide.
On 35 minutes Chloe Lloyd was brought down on the edge of the box and Emily Hancock's free kick beat the Cardiff Met keeper but dipped just onto the top of the crossbar as both sides went into the break all square.
The Swans made a change on the hour mark as Sam Sweeney was replaced by Katie Davies, and that proved pivotal as they broke the deadlock with 11 minutes to play.
Davies broke down the right wing and after her cross evaded the Cardiff goalkeeper the ball was met by a header from Katy Hosford at the back post to make it 1-0.
The delight for Hosford only lasted six minutes as she was shown a straight red card for foul language.
A number of injuries in the second half led to six minutes of added time, with Cardiff piling on the pressure for an equaliser that would have seen them win the title.
However, the Swans held firm to claim all three points ahead of games against Newcastle Emlyn and Wrexham.