Report | Cardiff Met Women 3 Swansea City Women 1
Swansea City Women suffered a first defeat of the season as they were beaten by Cardiff Met Women at the Cyncoed Campus.
Despite a number of first half chances for the Swans, Ingrid Aadland put the hosts ahead, capitalising on a loose ball after a good save from Claire Skinner.
Met doubled their lead just after the break, Ellie Preece netting the hosts' second to give the Swans a mountain to climb.
Katy Hosford would restore hope for the Swans with 10 minutes to go, tapping home a low cross from Chloe Chivers.
The Swans pushed for an equaliser, but Met were able to take advantage on the break as Erin Murray scored to seal defeat for the Swans.
The Swans had early chances to take the lead, Sophie Brisland-Hancocks trying a shot from distance in the opening stages that was pulled wide.
A great ball from Nieve Jenkins sent Robyn Pinder through on goal, but she also couldn’t find the target.
Chloe Chivers and Hosford had long range efforts, but they both failed to test the goalkeeper.
The Swans were made to pay for these early missed chances. Skinner made a brilliant one-v-one save, but the rebound fell into the path of Aadland to net the opener.
The Swans had difficulty finding a rhythm throughout the first half. Chivers once again trying a distant effort from a free kick before the break, but it was held by the goalkeeper.
Swansea started the second half positively, testing the Met defence with back-to-back corners before Monet Legall almost got onto the end of a great through ball.
But Met would strike once again, Preece finding into the bottom right corner to double the home side's lead.
Hosford pulled one back for the Swans with 10 minutes remaining, she slid in to put Chivers' cross from the by-line beyond keeper Charlotte Smith.
And - with eight minutes of added time signalled - the Swans initially looked the most likely to get another goal. Chivers almost found the equaliser forcing Smith to tip over the bar from a long-range effort.
But, as the Swans continued to push, they were vulnerable to counter-attacks and Met were able to capitalise in the final minute of added time with Murray tapping in to seal defeat for the Swans.
Cardiff Met Women: Charlotte Smith, Sophie Davidson, Faith Mulenga (Grace Batsford 71), Tiggerraa Webb (Anna Houghton 89), Grace Corne, Emily Bayliss, Amy Long, Chelsea Cochrane, Ingrid Aadland, Erin Murray (captain), Ellie Preece.
Unused subs: Carys Gittins, Emily Nicholson, Kennesha Nanette.
Swansea City Women: Claire Skinner, Alicia Powe, Lucy Finch, Steph Turner, Nieve Jenkins (Jess Williams 58), Robyn Pinder, Chloe Chivers, Katy Hosford (captain), Sammy Wynne, Sophie Brisland-Hancocks, Monet Legall (Rachel Cullen 58).
Unused subs: Saffron Davies, Imogen Harris, Kelsey Thomas.