REPORT: Briton Ferry Llansawel Ladies 0 Swansea City Ladies 3
19th January 2017
Swansea City Ladies extended their lead at the top of the Welsh Premier Women's League to four points with a 3-0 win over Briton Ferry Llansawel Ladies at the Old Road ground on Sunday.
The Swans started brightly with Sarah Adams' effort hitting the side netting, before a Jodie Passmore header went just wide of the target.
A headed effort from Stacey John ricocheted off the right post on the quarter hour mark which led to a succession of shots which were all denied by Briton Ferry's defence.
Just before the half-hour mark, Emma Beynon shot wide of the target and Passmore's attempt from the edge of the box was saved by Ferry's keeper Bethan Ellis, whilst Sophie Hancocks' header glanced just wide of the woodwork following a corner.
The Swans searched for a goal in the last minutes of the first half, but Passmore saw her sharp free-kick saved by Ellis before Stacey John fired a half-volleyed over the bar, leaving the score at goalless at the break.
The Swans netted an early goal seven minutes into the restart as Emma Beynon fired home an assist from Stacey John to give Ian Owen's side a 1-0 lead.
Five minutes later and the Swans netted their second as Jodie Passmore fired home from the edge of the box.
Swans keeper Courtney Young kept out the Britton Ferry attack with some fine saves.
The Swans sealed victory in stoppage time as Jodie Passmore slotted home her second of the game from close range in the 93rd minute after she picked out a Hosford cross to make the final score 3-0.
After the match, Swans Ladies' Stacey John gave her thoughts on the impressive victory, "The condition of the pitch made it a tough game," she said.
"Briton Ferry kept a solid line and took a lot to break down in the first half but we came out in the second half and really brought the game to them and they couldn't cope, which is reflected in the result."
SWANS LADIES: Courtney Young, Katie Davies (Megan Franks 81'), Alicia Powe, Lowri Ridings, Ria Hughes, Sarah Adams, Sophie Hancocks, Emma Beynon, Katy Hosford, Jodie Passmore, Stacey John (Kirsty O'Donnell 86').
SUBS: Kate Brisland, Gemma Border, Pelders.
The Swans Ladies now face a visit from last season's League champions Cardiff Met Ladies, this Sunday, January 22 at Llandarcy Academy of Sport in the Welsh Premier Women's League.