Report | Aberystwyth Town Women 2 Swansea City Ladies 2

29th January 2023
Lailah Muscat vs Aberystwyth

Swansea City Ladies had to settle for a point in the Genero Adran Premier as they were held to a draw away at Aberystwyth Town Women.

Emily Thomas had put the hosts ahead, but goals late in the opening half from Stacey John-Davis and new signing Lailah Muscat sent the Swans into the break with a 2-1 lead.

But a goal straight after half-time from Amy Jenkins would be enough to secure a point for Aberystwyth.

Chloe Chivers made her long awaited return from injury for the Swans, taking to the field for the first time since April last year, but she wasn’t able to help her side find a winner.

After a quiet opening 30 minutes, it would be Aberystwyth who broke the deadlock. Thomas broke into the box and sending her finish into the bottom corner.

Aberystwyth came close to a second just a minute later, Jenkins’ free-kick on the edge of the box going just wide of the post.

The Swans looked to respond with a free-kick of their own; Katy Hosford’s set-piece effort also going wide of the goal.

But the Swans would find an equaliser just two minutes before half-time, John-Davis’ looping effort beating the goalkeeper to level.

The Swans weren’t done there, pulling themselves ahead with one of the final actions of the half; Muscat marking her debut with a goal as she powered home a header at the back post from Hosford’s delivery.

Despite that strong end to the second half from Swansea, Aberystwyth would quickly restore parity just after the break, Jenkins punishing the Swans three minutes after the restart.

Swansea pushed as they looked to regain the lead, a fantastic run from John-Davis put Megan Saunders in on goal, but she couldn’t beat the goalkeeper.

A scramble in the box lead to a chance for Jess Williams with 10 minutes left of the game, but her effort was also straight at Elen Valentine in the Aberystwyth goal.

Aberystwyth Town Women: Elen Valentine, Lucie Gwilt, Rebecca Mathias, Bethan Roberts, Kelly Thomas (captain), Emily Thomas, Libby Isaac, Ffiona Evans, Gwenllian Jones, Tania Wylde, Amy Jenkins (Jessica Baker 76).

Unused subs: Carys Pugh-Jones, Dani Mawle, Sian Evans.

Swansea City Ladies: Chelsea Herbert, Ellie Lake, Emma Beynon (captain), Nieve Jenkins, Katy Hosford, Stacey John-Davis, Chloe Tiley (Monet Legall 46), Megan Saunders, Lailah Muscat (Chloe Chivers 84), Rachel Cullen (Gwen Horgan 66).

Unused subs: Klaudia Wojtyczka, Nia Rees.