Preview | Swansea City Ladies vs Cardiff City Women
Swansea City Ladies begin phase two of the Genero Adran Premier as they welcome Cardiff City Women to Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Sunday (2pm kick-off).
The Swans come into the second phase on an 11-game unbeaten run in the league, having suffered just one defeat so far this season.
In their previous outing, the Swans ended phase one in emphatic style, coming away with a 5-2 home win over fourth placed TNS.
Cardiff City currently sit top of the Genero Adran Premier following on from phase one, having only dropped points twice all season.
The Bluebirds also ended phase one with a win over TNS, coming away from Park Hall with a 5-1 victory.
Cardiff have also booked their spot in two finals since the conclusion of the first phase, beating TNS and Cardiff Met to set up two cup finals.
Swansea City Ladies head coach Ceri Phillips: “It’s been a while since we last played, we’ve had a cracking few weeks of training with plenty of grass time and plenty of fitness into the legs of the players.
“We really turned the break into a positive and now we are just looking forward to getting going on Sunday.
“It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but I’m really pleased with how things have gone recently, it’s a massive game and we aren’t looking beyond it, so all attention is on this Sunday.
“It was an even game last time against them, at times we could have edged the game a little bit, but it was a good performance to build on considering how things went away from home.
“This group has been together for a long time and there is plenty of experience in the team, I’m confident that the players will perform and put in a performance that they can be proud of.
“I’m quietly confident that if we show belief and do all the right things then we can get something from the game.”
The two sides last met back in December at the Swansea.com Stadium, with the Swans having to settle for a point in front of over 1,300 members of the Jack Army.
Katy Hosford put the Swans ahead early in the second half, an excellent run giving her time to slot home into the bottom corner.
But the Swans couldn’t hold on to all three points, with league top scorer Phoebie Poole’s long-range effort beating the goalkeeper to take a point.