Preview | Abervgavenny Women vs Swansea City Ladies
Swansea City Ladies return to Genero Adran Premier action as they travel to face Abergavenny Women on Wednesday night. (7:30pm kick-off).
The Swans go into the game following their exit from the FAW Women’s Cup to Cardiff Met on penalties.
Following a goalless 90 minutes where Stacey John-Davis and Katy Hosford struck the crossbar, Met would come out on top in a penalty shoot out after Jess Williams spot-kick was denied by the bar.
Swansea will also be looking to return to winning ways in the league, being held to a frustrating 2-2 draw against Aberystwyth Town in their previous top-flight fixture.
Abergavenny come into the game in search of their Genero Adran Premier points of the season, having lost all six of their league fixtures so far this season.
Despite difficulties in the league, Abergavenny picked up a win in the FAW Women’s Cup on Sunday, defeating West Wales Women’s girls' league side Carmarthen Town to progress to the fourth round.
Lauren Boyd and Eliza Atkins netted first-half goals before Carmarthen goalkeeper Ffion Ashman pulled one back from the penalty spot. Substitute Gracie Grosvenor sealed progression in the cup for Abergavenny as she scored just three minutes from time.
Ceri Phillips, head coach: “We said in the changing room after the loss to Cardiff Met that it’s important we are disappointed now, but we need to take the performance into Abergavenny on Wednesday.
“It’s brilliant to have players coming back now, with Ria Hughes and Stacey John-Davies both recently returning.
“We will take a lot of confidence from Sunday, we can’t look beyond this game at all, we’re looking to get everything back on track.”
Last time out
In the previous meeting between these two sides, Swansea City Ladies retained the Welsh Premier Women’s League title after a goalless stalemate with Abergavenny provided the point needed to complete a league and cup double.
The Swans needed to avoid defeat to seal the league title and despite Emma Beynon’s missed penalty in the second half, Swansea would get the necessary point to claim the trophy.