Report | Cwmbran Celtic Ladies 3 Swansea City Women 8
Six of the best from Chloe Chivers helped Swansea City Women progress to the quarter-finals of the Bute Energy Welsh Cup with an emphatic victory in a goal-laden contest at Cwmbran Celtic Ladies.
Chivers had put the Swans two goals to the good early in the first half, but Cwmbran quickly responded to turn the tie on its head with three goals in six minutes.
But Chivers would net twice more before the interval to restore the visitors’ lead.
The Swans completely dominated the second half, Emily Thomas forcing an own goal before Chivers netted twice more to make it a double hat-trick for the forward.
Brisland-Hancocks made it eight late on, firing a strike from the edge of the box past the goalkeeper to round off the win and build on the momentum of their Swansea.com Stadium victory over Wrexham a week ago.
The Swans had made the perfect start to the game, Chivers tucking past the keeper after just two minutes thanks to a ball over the top from Steph Turner.
Chivers then doubled the lead after the Swans had continued to dominate play, calmly tucking the ball past the keeper once again.
But the Swans would let their dominance slip, Cerys Shipley puller a goal back by heading home after the a frantic goalmouth scramble following a Cwmbran corner.
The hosts were level just three minutes later, Eloise Meaney’s free-kick cannoned off the post before falling to Shipley to tap home her second.
Four minutes later Cwmbran would lead, Jade Crofts worked her way into the Swansea box before firing into the bottom-left corner.
But the frantic nature of the contest didn’t stop there, with Chivers claiming her hat-trick five minutes before the break after latching onto a great ball from Jess Williams.
Chivers would then restore the Swans lead just before the break, getting her fourth of the afternoon and sending her team into the break with the advantage.
The momentum was with the visitors and they carried it into the second half, Thomas’ excellent run down the left opened up space, before her cross was turned into her own net by Cwmbran’s Fiona Anthony.
Chivers goalscoring rampage continued as she made it 6-3 to the Swans after a clever ball by Robyn Pinder from a free-kick was powered home by the forward.
She would make it a double hat-trick just four minutes later, Thomas pulling the ball across for Chivers to tap home her sixth.
Brisland-Hancocks would then add the Swans eighth, a fantastic strike from the edge of the box beating the keeper and rounding off the scoring.
The win sees the Swans progress to a quarter-final tie against Cascade YC Women.
Cwmbran Celtic Ladies: Alex Cridland, Amy Roderick (Kristina Jasicova 80), Sian Anthony (Alex-Marie Bond 74), Jodie Challenger, Elena Scrivens (Olivia Fairfax 69), Eloise Meaney (captain), Fiona Anthony, Cerys Shipley, Jade Crofts, Natalia Shwartz, Georgia Shwartz.
Swansea City Women: Claire Skinner, Alicia Powe (captain), Lucy Finch (Halle Brace 76), Steph Turner, Rachel Cullen, Robyn Pinder, Chloe Chivers (Lindsay Wilson-Morgan 76), Sammy Wynne (Sophie Brisland-Hancocks 61), Monet Legall (Katy Hosford 61), Emily Thomas, Jess Williams (Ellie Lake 57).