Preview | Pontypridd United Women vs Swansea City Ladies
Swansea City Ladies return to action for their final game of 2022 as they travel to face Pontypridd United Women this afternoon (2pm kick-off).
The Swans will be looking to continue their recent good run of form, with the Genero Adran Premier set to take a break until late January following this round of fixtures.
The defending champions can extend their current unbeaten league run to nine games, having suffered just one league defeat so far this season.
In their last outing, the Swans were held to a 1-1 draw by leaders Cardiff City Women at the Swansea.com Stadium, Katy Hosford’s first-half goal not enough to earn three points as Phoebie Poole found an equaliser.
Pontypridd currently sit fourth in the Genero Adran Premier, and have their sights firmly set on making sure they are in the championship conference places ahead of the league split.
Pontypridd had put a good run of form together, going four games undefeated before suffering a 1-0 defeat to third-placed Cardiff Met Women in their last fixture.
The home side will be seeking their first points against a team in the top half of the Genero Adran Premier this season, while they have yet to suffer defeat to a team in the bottom half of the table.
Pre match views
Ceri Phillips, Swansea City Ladies' head coach: “We’re all looking forward to one more game before the festive break, so we are going to throw everything at this game on Sunday.
“We are carrying a bit of form and momentum, we want to win every game we go into, we are targeting a positive result to draw to an end this part of the season, and it would certainly mean quite a lot.
“We feel like things are going well at the moment and we feel like we’ve turned a bit of a corner in terms of performances and form. There’s a positive vibe around the place so we want to make sure that we end 2022 on a high and start 2023 how me mean to go on.”
The two sides last met earlier this season as the Swans came away with a comprehensive 4-0 win.
Jess Williams headed home her first goal of the season to break the deadlock, before Katy Hosford scored Swansea's second just minutes later with a great strike from distance.
Monet Legall would make it three before the break as she fired home her first goal of the season. Ellie Lake tied it all up in the second half, her excellent long-range strike ensuring the Swans secured the three points.