Preview | Swansea City Ladies v Abergavenny Women
Swansea City Ladies will look to bounce back from disappointment in the Genero Adran Trophy on the weekend when they host Abergavenny Women at Llandarcy Academy of Sport this evening (7.30pm).
Ceri Phillips’ side lost out to lower league opponents Llandudno Ladies in Saturday’s trophy clash. Kelsey Davies’ solo effort shortly after the hour-mark proved decisive after the Swans had already had to come from behind once to bring the scores level.
The Swans now must bounce back as they face Abergavenny in the league for the second time in two weeks.
Head coach Ceri Phillips said: “It’s really important that we learn from the last result [defeat to Llandudno].
“We’re determined to put in a good performance and we’re targeting three points on Wednesday.
“We played really well against Abergavenny last time out. We grew in confidence with every goal and the football we played got better, but it’s very important that we don’t underestimate them.
“We know that when you play for Swansea City, everyone wants to take points off you. It’s important we stick to the game plan, focus on ourselves, play with confidence and play our way.
“I really believe that we’re one performance away from really clicking as a group as seeing the best of everyone because I don’t think we’ve seen that yet.”
While the Swans played out a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory 14 days ago against this evening’s opponents, it was a different story on Aber’s last visit to Llandarcy in May 2021.
The sides played out a goalless draw but hat point was enough for the Swans to retain the Welsh Premier Women’s League title.
The champions had the better of a tight first half but were unable to manufacture any clear-cut opportunities.
In the second half Emma Beynon’s penalty was saved by Zara Pernalete, and Shaunna Jenkins saw her header cleared off the line, but another clean sheet for Colin Staples' side ensured those missed opportunities were not costly.