Preview | Swansea City Ladies v Barry Town United Ladies

19th September 2021
Chris Church

Swansea City Ladies host their first home game of the season as they welcome Barry Town United Ladies to Llandarcy this afternoon (2pm).

The Swans have made a strong start to their title defence so far picking up all six points courtesy of away victories against Cardiff Met and Pontypridd Town in the Genero Adran Premier.

Swansea have also bolstered their squad after adding Nia Rees to their ranks from Cardiff City Ladies.

Meanwhile Barry, who are a newly-promoted side to the top-flight, have impressed so far after hammering The New Saints 7-2 last weekend.

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Chris Church

Chris Church: “Barry winning 7-2 against TNS is a good win for them, but I’m not focusing too much on them.

“I am concentrating on what we are good at and building on that because, at the end of the day, it isn’t about anybody else, it is about us.

“To play our first home game of the season, we want to make a statement and that is what we are going to do, and it is up to Barry to try and stop us.

“Being away two weeks in a row and having decent support from our supporters is fantastic, but it is always nice to have a good crowd at Llandarcy and I think the players will feed off that.”

Remember the last time?

The last clash between Swansea and Barry came in the quarter-finals of the 2016-17 FAW Women’s Cup, when the Swans were comfortable 3-0 winners.

Stacey John-Davis broke the deadlock within 10 minutes with a close-range strike which found the bottom corner.

Soon after, the advantage was doubled after Jodie Passmore nodded the ball home to give the visitors a comfortable lead early on.

The victory and a place in the semi-final of the competition was sealed after John-Davis completed her brace with just over 20 minutes left on the clock, thanks to another close-range finish.