Report | Coed Duon Women 0 Swansea City Ladies 17

10th October 2021
Swansea City Ladies

Swansea City Ladies secured their spot in the second round of the FAW Women’s Cup with an emphatic victory over Coed Duon.

The visitors were in fine form from the onset and took an unassailable 8-0 lead into the half-time break against opponents who play in the Women Combined South and West league, while the Swans are the defending Welsh top-flight champions. 

There was no let up after the interval with Swansea adding a further nine goals to emphasise their dominance.

Chloe Chivers led the way with six goals for the Swans, while there were braces for Laura Davies, Stacey John-Davis, Katy Hosford and Kelly Adams.

Ellie Lake, Tija Richardson and Rhianne Oakley were also on the scoresheet for Chris Church's side.

The Swans threatened very early on as John-Davis picked out Hosford at the far post with a drilled cross, but the winger was unable to turn it home.

But soon after, Swansea did open the scoring after John-Davis squared it across the face of goal to Davies who tapped it in.

Swansea began to run riot with less than 10 minutes on the clock; Hosford’s corner found Chivers who headed home for the second of the afternoon.

Adams then found John-Davis with a splendid through ball, and the striker took the ball around the goalkeeper, and passed it into an empty net.

The Swans soon had a four-goal cushion after John-Davis burst past a defender and squared the ball to an unmarked Chivers in the box, who then remained calm to bury her chance.

Swansea’s place in the second round of the cup was sealed before half-time as further goals followed; the first coming when John-Davis found the top corner.

Davies bagged her second as she volleyed John-Davis’ cross home from close-range, before Hosford got in on the act after she was able to squeeze the ball into the net from the tightest of angles despite being tightly pressed by Ashleigh Hill.

Moments later, Hosford got her second of the match after she was picked out by Chivers with a switch of play, she then cut in onto her right foot and fired it home.

Swansea started the second half as they finished the first and added to the score when Lake’s cross found its way into the back of the net.

Adams made it double figures after Davis unselfishly laid the ball off for her in the middle of the box and she found the top corner.

Chivers then secured her hat-trick with a volley into the bottom corner after she was found by John-Davis’ cross from the byline, and her fourth soon followed with a fine strike into the roof of the net.

Adams got her second of the afternoon after she bundled Chivers’ corner in at the near post.

Chivers was eager for more goals and she added to her tally when she turned substitute Oakley’s low cross into the roof of the net.

Richardson was the seventh goalscorer of the afternoon; Chivers’ cross dropped perfectly for Richardson to attack in the air and she made the most of the chance.

Swansea finished strongly after a poor clearance from Bethan Farr enabled Chivers to break through the defence with a fancy flick and then coolly roll the ball into the corner for her sixth goal of the contest.

Oakley finished off a fantastic performance from the Swans as she ran into the box at pace and smashed the ball into the far corner.

Coed Duon Women: Bethan Farr, Georgia Evans (Chloe Kittlety 52), Ashleigh Hill, Madison Keetch, Ashleigh Kincaid (Ezara Hill 84)), Lauren Bird, Charlotte Chalmers, Katie Williams (captain), Robyn Facey (Mya Parry 71), Kate Mainwaring, Tiffany Davies.

Subs not used: Chloe Davies.

Swansea City Ladies: Claire Skinner, Ellie Lake, Shaunna Jenkins (Jess Williams 47), Alicia Powe (captain), Ria Hughes, Kelly Adams, Laura Davies, Tija Richardson, Chloe Chivers, Katy Hosford (Rhianne Oakley 48) Stacey John-Davis.

Subs not used: Nia Rees, Emma Beynon.