Preview | Swansea City Ladies vs Aberystwyth Town Women
Swansea City Ladies return to home soil as they welcome Aberystwyth Town Women to Llandarcy in the Genero Adran Premier on Sunday (2pm kick-off).
The Swans come into the game off the back of a 3-1 win away to The New Saints Women, with in-form forwards Nia Rees and Katy Hosford netting, while Emma Beynon scored her first goal in nearly 18 months.
Swansea are now three games unbeaten, having conceded just one goal in their previous three outings.
Aberystwyth go into the game following a difficult run of form, having lost their last four games.
Despite a poor run of results, Aberystwyth go into the game off the back of a tight 1-0 defeat to league leaders Cardiff City Women, forward Rhianne Oakley netting the game’s only goal in the first half.
Head coach Ceri Phillips: “We look forward to every game in this league, it’s nice to get back at home again after good performances of late and positive results and we are looking to keep that going on Sunday.
“We’ve been tightening things up at the back and I’m really pleased with what we’re doing out of possession, we were gutted to concede the one goal up in TNS through a set-piece but that doesn’t take away from the good work we’ve put in out of possession.
“We’re doing the right things, we’re improving on the things that we are trying to instil on the team, we can see it coming through every Sunday, but we feel this team still has more to give, we can’t wait for that one performance where it all comes together, and hopefully that’s this Sunday.
“Nobody likes to pick up knocks, it just seems like there is always something at the moment but credit to the girls who have come in, I can’t speak anymore highly of what they are doing now and that gives us food for thought when these players do come back.
“It’s also massive to be able to give the under-19 players a chance, they are always in our thoughts, we speak regularly with the coaching staff and keep an eye on things, so any opportunities we have to bring the girls in is great.”
In the previous meeting meeting between the sides, Swansea City Ladies were left frustrated as they were held to a draw by a resolute Aberystwyth Town Women side and missed the chance to seal the Genero Adran Premier title.
Despite the Swans dominating the game, Aberystwyth would break the deadlock after 64 minutes, with Gwenllian Jones’ effort from the edge of the box looping into the net.
Swansea finally found their breakthrough after 75 minutes, Karmyn Carter levelling for the Swans after heading home Stacey John-Davis’ corner.
The Swans continued to pluck away at the Aberystwyth defence, but the Seasiders would hold strong to secure a point and push back Swansea’s Genero Adran Premier title celebrations.