Preview | Swansea City Ladies vs Cardiff City Women
Swansea City Ladies return to the Swansea.com Stadium as they welcome Genero Adran Premier leaders Cardiff City Women this afternoon (2pm kick-off).
The Swans play at the stadium for only the second time in their history, having beaten Cardiff Met there in the opening game of the season.
Swansea come into the game off the back of a good run of form, having netted 11 goals in their last two outings without conceding a goal.
In their last fixture, the Swans came away from Barry Town United Women with a stunning 6-0 win, Stacey John-Davis netting twice alongside goals for Nieve Jenkins, Monet Legall, Shaunna Jenkins and Nia Rees.
Cardiff City currently sit top of the Genero Adran Premier, having dropped points just once this season when they were held to a 1-1 draw away at Pontypridd United Women.
The Bluebirds come into the game off the back of four consecutive wins, beating Cardiff Met 5-0 away in their last game.
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Ceri Phillips, Swansea City Ladies head coach: “We’re building a bit of confidence at the moment, which is long overdue. The girls have been fantastic in the last couple of games, and we’ll put the work in this week now and see what Sunday brings.
“It is a brilliant occasion and we’re very lucky that it’s the second time in a relatively short period that we are able to play at the Swansea.com Stadium. We’re grateful for that.
“We always say that it’s important to play the game and not the occasion, but after that – all the little elements that come with the game so the build up to the game and after the match - it’s really important that you soak all of that up and enjoy that.”
Emma Beynon, Swansea City Ladies midfielder: “Cardiff City are a good team, and we don’t underestimate them. Hopefully we can get a result, but it should be a good game of football to watch.
“Cardiff have improved massively and all credit to them. They played well last time we faced them, and we can only go off that game. We had a 20-minute spell where we lacked concentration but hopefully, we can put things right this time.”
In the previous meeting of the sides earlier this season, Swansea City Ladies suffered a first defeat of the Genero Adran Premier campaign.
Two first-half goals from Phoebie Poole were enough to seal three points for the Bluebirds, as a number of chances went begging for the Swans.
The Swans looked to fight back in the second half, with Katy Hosford and Shaunna Jenkins both striking the crossbar, but it wasn’t to be.