Preview | Barry Town United Ladies v Swansea City Ladies

14th November 2021
Katy Hosford

Genero Adran Premier leaders Swansea City Ladies travel to face sixth placed Barry Town United Ladies at Jenner Park today (2pm).

The Swans will look to maintain their perfect record this season following on from their professional performance against Pontypridd Town last week.

Meanwhile Barry, who are in their first season playing top-flight football, picked up a crucial three points in a basement clash against The New Saints last time out.

Swansea are currently level on points with rivals Cardiff City, who sit in second place. However, Chris Church’s side have a game in hand.

Pre-match views

Chris Church: “I am expecting Barry to be up for it. They had a good result against The New Saints last Sunday, which will give them confidence, so I am expecting a tough game at their place.

“However, the way we played against Pontypridd showed a fighting quality, and a quality that we can beat any team in this league.

“Our plan is always with the ball. Everything we do is with the ball, the ball is everything for our team and the players know if we can control the ball, we will create opportunities. But, in football, you never know.

“I want to keep the unbeaten run going. This club has been unbeaten in three years now and that is a massive achievement, we want to keep that run going and maintain that level.”

Remember the last time?

Earlier on in the season, the Swans defeated Barry in a convincing 5-0 victory at Llandarcy.

Swansea dominated possession from the start and found a breakthrough on the stroke of half-time with Tija Richardson heading in Stacey John-Davis’ cross.

Richardson then completed her brace with a volley after meeting Katy Hosford’s delivery at pace from close-range.

The defending champions then emphasised their superiority with John-Davis adding to her assist with a brace of her own, along with Shaunna Jenkins applying the finish to some neat footwork in the box.