Preview | Port Talbot Town Ladies v Swansea City Ladies

11th April 2021
Swansea City Ladies Ria Hughes
Image by Natalie John-Davis of NJ-D Photography

Swansea City Ladies travel to rivals Port Talbot Town for their second local derby in the space of three days in the Welsh Premier Women’s League today (2pm).

The Swans come into the fixture five points clear at the top of the table after winning their game in hand against Briton Ferry on Thursday evening.

The defending champions will travel to Victoria Road looking to maintain their perfect record this campaign and not offer any encouragement to the chasing pack.

Port Talbot come into the fixture in fine form themselves having picked up a maximum nine points from their previous three matches.

Pre-match views

Colin Staples: “Our opponents deserve great respect and we have to be fully switched on if we are going to get anything from the game.

“They have experienced players and great tenacity; we will have to be on our game.

“As a former coach there, I know how the players can raise their game and they have a good coach who is 100% wanting to maintain their run.

“The extra spice of a derby or two is certainly adding to the focus of the squad but we have to keep our minds on preserving our own record, and we will only do that by being fully prepared and motivated.”

Remember the last time?

The two sides last met in the second matchweek of this season, with the Swans comfortably claiming all three points with a 4-0 triumph at Llandarcy.

A tap-in from Stacey John-Davis and a wonder strike from Chloe Chivers in the first half ensured Swansea went into the break with a two-goal lead.

Chivers then increased the lead with another sublime strike to put the game out of Port Talbot’s reach.

Kelly Adams rounded off the scoring as she dribbled around the goalkeeper to pass the ball into an empty net.