Preview | Barry Town United Women v Swansea City Ladies
Swansea City Ladies continue their Genero Adran Premier campaign as they travel to face Barry Town United Women on Sunday (2pm kick-off).
The Swans come into the game off the back of an impressive 5-0 win over Abergavenny Women on Wednesday.
Braces for Stacey John-Davis and Nia Rees, as well as a goal for leading scorer Katy Hosford, saw the Swans return to winning ways and extend their lead over third-placed Cardiff Met to four points.
Barry come into the game off the back of back-to-back Genero Adran Premier defeats, leaving them second bottom in the league table.
In their previous league outing, Barry suffered a 5-1 defeat to Aberystwyth Town Women away from home, finding themselves 4-0 down before the break.
Despite their recent struggles, forward Mackenzie Olden is currently the second top scorer in the Genero Adran Premier, having netted seven of her side’s 11 league goals this season.
Ceri Phillips, Swansea City Ladies head coach: “We’re going into this one off the back of a really strong performance from Wednesday, with a clean sheet and a really polished display.
“It’s really important that we now continue in the same vein and approach the game in the exact same way and go into the game confident.
“We’ve experienced resolute and tight defences a couple of times now as a group and we feel that we know how to best go about those kinds of games.
“We go there making sure that we are prepared for a couple of different scenarios really, and we’re confident that if we stick to our game plan and approach it the right way we will come out of with the three points.”
Swansea City Ladies are bolstered by the return of forward Monet Legall.
Legall came off the bench for the final 24 minutes in midweek, having missed a month after suffering an injury against Coedffranc in the FAW Women’s Cup.
The two sides last met in the Swans second game of this season at Llandarcy, with the hosts coming away with a 1-0 win.
The resilient Barry defence looked to keep out the Swans, but a penalty from Stacey John-Davis was enough to earn all three points.