Report | Cardiff Met Women 0 Swansea City Ladies 4
Stacey John-Davis’ hat-trick helped fire Swansea City Ladies back to winning ways with a convincing victory at Cardiff Met Women in the Genero Adran Premier.
Striker John-Davis sent the Swans into the break with the lead after a dominant first half, firing into the top corner to break the deadlock.
The forward would then score twice in quick succession to seal her hat-trick after the interval, with Chloe Chivers notching a fourth to seal the three points.
The Swans started well, with John-Davis proving to be a problem for the Met defence straight away, her runs in behind causing chaos.
The first chance of the game would fall to John-Davis, her volleyed effort from a tight angle being well held by Charlotte Smith in the Met goal.
A minute later Meg Saunders came close, finding space in the box and forcing another good save from the goalkeeper.
Cardiff Met had a great chance to break the deadlock after half an hour, Stephanie Turner latching onto a loose ball at the back post from a corner, but Ellie Lake was there to clear off the line.
Met were made to pay for the missed opportunity, with the Swans countering and John-Davis firing a stunning effort into the top right corner.
The hosts looked for a response before half-time, Tiggeraa Webb winning the ball back on the edge of the box and striking the top of the bar,
But the visitors ended the first half on top as Katy Hosford whistled an effort just past the post.
The Swans remained in the ascendency as the second half began, Rachel Cullen’s effort from range forcing the goalkeeper to scramble to make the save.
But it wouldn’t be long before the Swans had their second, John-Davis firing a stunning strike into the top left corner to convert an excellent through ball from Chivers.
John-Davis was close to her hat-trick just eight minutes later, her glancing header from Chivers’ delivery being well saved.
But she would soon get her third, forcing a mix up at the back that allowed her to tap home with ease.
The Swans rampant second-half showed no sign of stopping, Chivers netting her first goal of the season with a powerful strike after Saunders sent her through with a defence-splitting ball.
The win sees the Swans extend the gap between themselves and third-placed Cardiff Met to six points in the Genero Adran Premier.
Cardiff Met Women: Charlotte Smith, Tiggeraa Webb, Jessica Westhoff, Grace Corne, Stephanie Turner (Grace Batsford 78), Sophie Hancocks, Emily Allen, Tija Richardson, Robyn Pinder, Erin Murray, Ellie Preece (Kennesha Nanette 85).
Unused subs: Amelia Forkings, Sophie Davidson, Evie Griffiths.
Swansea City Ladies: Chelsea Herbert, Shaunna Jenkins, Ellie Lake, Nieve Jenkins (Gwen Horgan 46), Chloe Chivers (Monet Legall 78), Katy Hosford (captain) (Nia Rees 75), Stacey John-Davis, Lucy Finch, Meg Saunders (Chloe Tiley 75), Jess Williams (Lailah Muscat 78), Rachel Cullen.