Report | Cardiff Met Women 1 Swansea City Ladies 1
Swansea City Ladies were held to a draw away at Cardiff Met Women in the Genero Adran Premier.
Despite a positive start from the Swans, Met found themselves ahead after Sophie Hancocks scored directly from a corner.
But just two minutes later Nieve Jenkins would pull Swansea level, heading home her first league goal of the season.
Both sides pushed for a winner in a scrappy second half, but they were forced to share the spoils.
The Swans started well, Stacey John-Davis breaking through after an excellent ball from Jess Williams, but her chipped effort went just over the bar.
Just four minutes later Swansea had another chance, Katy Hosford’s delivery finding Shaunna Jenkins in the box, but her headed effort was wide.
Met grew into the first half as it progressed, Emily Allen finding space down the Swans right before a great tackle from Ellie Lake stopped her in her tracks.
It would be Met who would break the deadlock after 25 minutes, Hancocks’ delivery into a crowded box finding its way into the back of the net.
But just two minutes later Swansea would be level, John-Davis finding Jenkins in the box to head home her first league goal of the season.
Three minutes later Met had another chance, a good ball to the back post finding Tija Richardson, but her looping effort was claimed by Claire Skinner in the Swansea goal.
Hosford would come close to sending the Swans into the break with the lead, her powerful effort from inside the box going just over the bar.
Just after the break Emma Beynon also came close to pulling the Swans ahead, the bounce on her speculative effort from distance almost catching out the Met goalkeeper.
Kelly Adams had a great chance for the Swans after Beynon sent her through with a fine ball, but her volleyed effort was saved well by the keeper.
But it would be Beynon’s final involvement as a clash of heads would soon force her off the field.
Williams played a fantastic ball through for the recently returning John-Davis, but the forward’s low effort forced another excellent save from Amelia Forkings to deny the Swans.
Despite the pressure from the visitors, Cardiff Met held strong as it ended level.
Cardiff Met Women: Amelia Forkings, Sophie Davidson, Jessica Westhoff, Tija Richardson, Stephanie Turner (captain), Sophie Hancocks, Emily Allen, Elianna Chavez, Robyn Pinder (Shannon Evans 69), Erin Murray, Ellie Preece (Evie Griffiths 87).
Unused subs: Za’Khari Turner, Tiggeraa Webb, Kennesha Nanette.
Swansea City Ladies: Clair Skinner, Shaunna Jenkins (Alicia Powe 56), Ellie Lake, Emma Beynon (captain) (Sarah Adams 76), Kelly Adams, Ria Hughes, Nieve Jenkins, Katy Hosford, Stacey John-Davis, Jess Williams, Rachel Cullen (Nia Rees 69).
Unused subs: Chelsea Herbert, Emily Freeman.