Preview | Swansea City Ladies vs Barry Town United Ladies
Swansea City Ladies return to Genaro Adran Premier action as they face Barry Town United at Llandarcy Academy of Sport this afternoon (2pm kick-off).
The Swans go into the game off the back of a 2-0 win over Cardiff Met on a record-breaking evening that saw the largest attendance for a domestic women's game in Wales.
Goals from Katy Hosford and Stacey John-Davis set the reigning champions off to the perfect start as they look to defend their title for a fourth consecutive season.
Barry currently sit top of the Genaro Adran Premier, opening their season with a 3-1 win over The New Saints away from home.
The league leaders found themselves one goal down after just eleven minutes, but Emily Nicholson’s first half strike and a brace from Mackenzie Olden would seal three points on the opening day.
“We’re looking forward to it, obviously a great start to the season in the game against Cardiff Met so hopefully we can carry a bit of momentum from that game now and take it into Barry at home on Sunday," said Phillips.
“The girls really enjoyed the game, we thought we performed really well and the result came with that which is great.
“Were looking to carry that on now, the break gave us a chance to refresh, we’ve had a busy summer with that as well so no excuses.
“We’ve trained this week and we’ve prepared well and we are just looking forward to the game.
“The team that played did really well, we have a few players that have come back in now so always food for thought, there’s competition for places so the way they train and apply themselves is always factor.
“It will be a tough game, I think every team in the league is improving year on year, teams are closing the gap between the teams who have historically battled at the top so it won’t be an easy game.
“We’re confident that if we stick to our game plan and how we want to play, then we are confident that it will all fall into place.”
Last time out
The two sides last met in November, with the Swans coming away with a dominant 5-0 win away at Barry.
Stacey John-Davis netted twice, alongside Laura Davies, Kelly Adams and Jess Williams to seal a dominant performance.
The champions found themselves two goals up at half time through Davies and John-Davis, before Adams and Williams scored in the second half before John-Davis sealed her brace with a late penalty.