Monet Legall | Wrexham win the perfect confidence boost ahead of south Wales derby

26th March
Monet Legall v Wrexham

Swansea City Women’s forward Monet Legall believes her side's dramatic win at Wrexham provides the perfect platform for Wednesday's crunch south Wales derby against Genero Adran Premier leaders Cardiff City.

The Swans claimed a 3-2 win in north Wales thanks to Ellie Lake's last-gasp winner at the Racecourse.

Lili Jones had put the hosts ahead before Robyn Pinder levelled from the spot.

Legall then scored a stunning goal to put the visitors in front only for them to be pegged back by a Rosie Hughes header, but Lake ensured they had the last word and took the three points.

Legall praised her side's performance and tenacity, and feels it sets them up nicely for a clash with Cardiff at Leckwith on Wednesday that the Swans must avoid defeat in to keep their title hopes alive.

“The win was a perfect confidence boost heading into the game with Cardiff, we obviously beat Cardiff once in the league earlier this season and this one will be very interesting," said Legall.

“We go into it with our heads held high and I think it will be another good game, we know that they will throw everything at us.

“But We won’t be concentrating on them, we need to concentrate on ourselves and how we play, and if we do that and do it well then we will give ourselves the best chance to come away with the win.

“I have every confidence in the girls and the coaching staff, so I know that we can do it.”

Legall was also glad to take the chance to impress after having limited game time in recent weeks.

“I haven’t had much game time since the start of the new year, so for me it was a massive confidence boost to start," she added.

“I know the girls and the coaching staff had my back, so I was really glad I could prove myself and to get the goal was class for me.

“I am comfortable wherever I am asked to play, I was signed as a winger and I love playing on the wing. But playing at full-back you get to do a bit of both sides of the game, going forward and defending, and I think I’m quite strong at both.

“It’s all about adapting in that moment, and obviously I was able to do that quite well against Wrexham, and was able to chip in with a goal."