Report: Cardiff Met 2 Swans Ladies 1

20th November 2018

Swans Ladies saw their defence of the FAW Women’s Cup come to an end as they were beaten 2-1 at Cardiff Met.

Ian Owen’s side produced a spirited display in the first-round clash and went ahead thanks to Jodie Passmore’s early strike.

But the Swans, who beat Cardiff City in last season’s final, bowed out of the competition as Met battled back to claim victory.

There were just two minutes gone when Swans top scorer Passmore scored with a free-kick from the edge of the area - the ball bouncing into the net via the underside of the bar.

But the lead didn’t last long as a drilled cross found Liv Thompson, and she levelled the score in the seventh minute.

Just before the quarter-hour mark, a Naomi Clipston corner found Tija Richardson and she headed home to put the hosts in front.

Met came close to adding a third in the 64th minute as Maddie Schupbach’s shot was pushed onto the crossbar.

The Swans had an array of chances to level the score in the closing 30 minutes with Stacey John-Davis, Sophie Hancocks and Passmore going close, but they couldn’t find a way through.

The Swans are back to business in the Welsh Premier Women’s League this weekend as they host Port Talbot on Sunday, November 25 (2pm).