Preview | Swansea City Ladies v Cardiff Met Women
Swansea City Ladies play their final home game of the 2022-23 season as they welcome Cardiff Met Women to Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Sunday (2pm kick-off).
The Swans come into the fixture in strong form, having netted eight goals in their last two games and conceded just one.
In their previous outing, the Swans sailed to a commanding 4-1 over The New Saints Women, Katy Hosford putting her side ahead and Stacey John-Davis netting twice before Monet Legall sealed the victory.
Cardiff Met Women have struggled since the beginning of the phase two, having lost all three of their league fixtures since the beginning of the second phase.
Met come into the game off the back of a crushing 9-0 defeat to league leaders Cardiff City Women, and have not scored so far in phase two, conceding 15 goals.
Despite the difficult run, Cardiff Met did manage to overcome Cardiff City in the Genero Adran Trophy final, handing the Bluebirds their first loss of the season with a 3-1 victory to claim the cup.
Swansea City Ladies head coach Ceri Phillips: “It would be great to keep this form going, it obviously gives us confidence and momentum going into games, we won’t get ahead of ourselves but we want to finish the season strong and from then we can review and reflect on the right and wrongs going forward.
“We’ve been very impressive in attack, we are taking chances but in turn we are creating them and doing good work in the other moments of the game. There are always areas to improve but we have been pleased with our play at times.
“The girls should be showing confidence, there’s been some tough moments at times this year but, when you strip it back, we are unbeaten in the league since late September and that’s easily forgotten I feel. I’m sure the girls will keep this going now to finish the season strong.”
Last time out
The two sides last met just 21 days ago, with the Swans coming away from Cardiff with a 4-0 win.
Stacey John-Davis opened the scoring in the first half with a stunning strike into the top right corner, before netting twice in four minutes.
Chloe Chivers rounded off her side’s performance with the fourth, powering home her first goal of the season to seal three points.