Preview | Cyncoed v Swansea City Ladies

15th December 2019
Alicia Powe and Chloe Chivers celebrate.
Swansea City Ladies captain Alicia Powe and Lauren Smith celebrate a goal. Pic: Natalie John-Davis

Swansea City Ladies will look to maintain a 14-month record on Sunday when they take on Cyncoed at USW Sports Park (2pm).

Ian Owen’s side sit top of the Welsh Premier Women’s league with a perfect record of five wins from as many games.

Their progress in the League Cup and FAW Women’s Cup have conjured more wins, and they will look to make it a super six this weekend when they visit a Cyncoed side that is seeking a first victory of the campaign.

And they will be fuelled by the desire to continue their superb away form, which has seen them go unbeaten on their travels since October 2018.

Swansea City Ladies manager Ian Owen
Swansea City Ladies manager Ian Owen. Pic: Natalie John-Davis

“We are really pleased with our away record,” said Owen. “We are taking each game as it comes but I must say the attitude for all games this season has been amazing. It shows a real determination to do well and adapt to all circumstances.”

On top of their fine start, Owen’s side have conceded just one goal this term – underlining their defensive strengths.

And he’s been delighted with their ability to restrict opponents to limited opportunities.

“Our defensive record has been good for a number of years now but in the last two seasons we've had consistency in terms of selection with Ellie Lake, Shaunna Jenkins, Alicia Powe and Ria Hughes in great form,” he added.

“We introduced Deanna Lewis in goal this season and she has been magnificent. She’s just 17 but shows maturity way beyond her years.

“The responsibility is on the whole team to defend and everyone has bought into that. The players play for each other and that shows in their performances.”