Report | Barry Town United Women 0 Swansea City Ladies 6
Swansea City Ladies extended their unbeaten run in the Genero Adran Premier to eight games with a comprehensive win over Barry Town United Women.
Barry missed an opportunity to take the lead when they failed to convert from the penalty spot in the first half, and a goal just before half-time by Stacey John-Davis put the Swans ahead after a dominant first 45 minutes.
Nia Rees netted just after the restart and the Swans were ruthless after that. Nieve Jenkins got her fourth league goal of the season with a powerful header from Katy Hosford’s corner to make it three.
Monet Legall and John-Davis both netted late on before Shaunna Jenkins rocketed a 40-yard free kick in off the crossbar to complete the scoring.
The Swans were on the front foot from the off. John-Davis hitting the bar from a Rees cross in the opening moments.
Hosford’s corner then found Jess Williams at the back post, but the defender couldn’t turn her shot on target.
Despite the dominant opening, Barry could have taken an early lead after finding themselves on the break through Mackenzie Olden, with Jenkins’ last gasp tackle was adjudged to have been a foul in the box.
Olden stepped up to the spot but the forward would fire well over the bar from 12 yards.
The Swans continued to push for the opener, Hosford breaking down the right before sliding a cross to John-Davis, but her close-range effort was stopped by the goalkeeper.
Hosford came close to finding an assist once again, her free-kick picked out Williams in the box, but the defender would get underneath the cross and head over the bar.
But the Swans would finally get their breakthrough via John-Davis, the striker breaking into the box before firing a low effort into the net off the post to put the Swans ahead just before the break.
The Swans would make it two after the interval, with John-Davis’ cross being parried by the goalkeeper for Rees to convert the rebound for her third goal in two games.
Hosford’s great set-piece deliveries would finally pay off not long after, Jenkins great strike striking the underside of the bar on its way into the net.
John-Davis came close to her second after a great ball from Emily Freeman found her in the box, but the Barry goalkeeper was on hand to keep her out.
It proved a brief respite as Legall was soon on hand to make it four, forcing Hosford’s cross over the line for her second goal of the season.
Late on John-Davis would grab her second of the afternoon, getting onto a great through ball and coolly slotting home.
But the Swans weren’t done there as Jenkins stepped up for a 40-yard free kick and cannoned a strike off the underside of the bar and in to make it 6-0 with the final kick of the game.
The win saw the Swans reduce the deficit to league leaders Cardiff City Women to five points, as they prepare to face them at the Swansea.com Stadium next week.
Barry Town United Women: Erin Brennan (captain), Holly Jenkins, Delia Ebbin, Taite Trivett (Nia Davies 89), Anna Houghton, Mackenzie Olden, Manon Pearce, Emily Nicholson (Demi Parry 89), Hazel Lockwood-Jones (Rhian Thomas 59), Faith Mulenga, Maisy Fahey-Pennell (Chloe Jones 80).
Unused subs: Lorna Thomas
Swansea City Ladies: Chelsea Herbert, Ellie Lake (Chloe Tiley 76), Emma Beynon (captain), Kelly Adams, Nieve Jenkins (Sarah Adams 76), Katy Hosford, Stacey John-Davis, Gwen Horgan, Nia Rees (Emily Freeman 71), Jess Williams (Shaunna Jenkins 76), Rachel Cullen (Monet Legall 55).