Preview | Swansea City Ladies v Llandudno Ladies
Swansea City Ladies begin their Genero Adran Trophy campaign as they welcome Llandudno Ladies to Llandarcy Academy of Sport this afternoon (2pm kick-off).
The Swans come into the game off the back of a 3-1 win over Abergavenny Women. After falling behind in the second half, Jess Williams smashed home a corner to bring the score level.
Goals from Katy Hosford and Nieve Jenkins in the space of three minutes would seal three points for the Swans as they climbed to second in the Genero Adran Premier League.
Llandudno qualified for the first round of the competition after coming second in their qualifying group, winning two out of their three games.
Llandudno’s last outing was in their last Genero Adran Trophy qualifier, coming away with a 4-0 win over Airbus UK Broughton Women to advance.
The visitors currently play in the Genero Adran North where they sit third in the table behind Connah’s Quay Noamds and Wrexham, having won two of their three league games this season, netting 16 goals and conceding five.
Ceri Phillips, Swansea City Ladies head coach: “We’ve had a nice little break with a rare Sunday off, we’ve had two good training sessions in the bag now and it’s onto the game itself.
“We certainly won’t take anything for granted, we’ve done a little bit of homework on the opposition and some of the girls have played them when they were in the top division before.
“We know how competitive football is in the north, it’s another game where we need to be the best version of ourselves and if we play our way we are confident that we will get what we need and hopefully progress to the next round.
“It was unfortunate that we weren’t able to progress in the Welsh Cup, but the performance was good and it’s never nice to go out on penalties, we want to try and compete for every competition that we’re involved in.”
The two sides last met during the 2019-20 season, with the Swans leaving North Wales with all three points.
A brace from Stacey John-Davis and a Katy Hosford free-kick secured victory for the visitors as they recorded their third consecutive win.
John-Davis put the Swans ahead in the first half, coming out on top in a one-on-one with Llandudno keeper Becky Elliot to calmly slot home.
The Swans added to their lead with the last kick of the opening half as Hosford’s free-kick looped over the keeper.
John-Davis would get her second in the second half, flicking her header over Elliot after she reacted to a loose bouncing ball in the penalty area.