Preview | Swansea City Ladies v Port Talbot Town Ladies
Swansea City Ladies welcome Port Talbot Town to Llandarcy for their first home game of the new season this afternoon (2pm).
The Swans will have their tails up after beginning their Welsh Premier Women’s League title defence with an emphatic 3-0 win over Cardiff City in front of the S4C cameras last weekend.
Ian Owen’s side haven’t dropped any points on home turf since a goalless stalemate against Cardiff Met in March 2019.
Today’s visitors are making the short trip down the M4 on the back of a 3-1 victory over Aberystwyth Town on the opening day.
“It is going to be strange (not having any fans there),” said general manager Owen.
“We don’t have a bad crowd for home matches so it’ll be a little weird, but it is the same as last week really. That was a big occasion with no supporters but the players will get on with it.
“We know what is required of us. We don’t get to win the league without being physical ourselves, we obviously like to play a free-flowing style of football but we’ll be ready for all eventualities.
“Port Talbot are always a tough team to crack whether it is at home or away, they have given us some tough matches in the past so we are looking forward to the challenge.
“We are just looking forward to another local derby.”
Remember the last time?
In the previous meeting between the two local rivals Swansea swept aside Port Talbot to reach the final of the WPWL Cup with a 3-0 triumph.
Shaunna Jenkins, Sarah Adams and Katy Hosford all found the back of the net for the Swans as they reached the final of the competition for the second season on the bounce.
However, the final against Cardiff Met was not held as a result of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.