Report | Pontypridd Town Women 0 Swansea City Ladies 2

12th September 2021
Swansea City Ladies
Image by Natalie John-Davis of NJ-D Photography

Swansea City Ladies made it two wins out of two in the Genero Adran Premier with victory away to Pontypridd Town.

The two-time defending champions dominated the first-half but couldn’t find a way through Ponty’s defence.

However, the Swans stepped their game up in the second half and took all three points back home courtesy of goals from Katy Hosford and Chloe Chivers.

Swansea had the better of the opening stages and began to pose a threat after Hosford pulled the ball back on the edge of the box to find Emma Beynon, but the midfielder was unable to direct her effort on target.

Chivers came close to breaking the deadlock from a free-kick, but her shot was dragged just wide of the mark.

The Swans dominated possession throughout the first-half, but they couldn’t break down Pontypridd’s stubborn defence.

However, with four minutes to go until half-time they did look to have found a way through after Hosford drilled a cross the face of goal, but Stacey John-Davis couldn’t get the decisive touch on the ball to turn it home.

The pressure eventually paid off with just over an hour played; Shaunna Jenkins’ ball over the top of the Ponty defence found Hosford who found the back of the net, despite keeper Maisie Jones getting a hand to her shot.

Swansea had their tails up after scoring and threatened again as Laura Davies released Chivers with a through ball, but Jones rushed out quickly to close the striker down.

Chivers doubled the lead for the visitors after she cut onto her right foot and fired the ball into the bottom corner with a powerful strike.

Hosford nearly bagged her second with a looping effort from the edge of the box, but she was denied by the crossbar.

Pontypridd Town Women: Maisie Jones, Carys Minton, Jess Osborne, Millie Jones (Alana Murphy 45’), Clare Daley-Smith (captain), Renee Day, Kirstie Pervin-Davies (Carys Bufton 69’), Alison Witts, Ffion Spence, Sinead Melinn (Ellie Gunney 69’), Olivia Barnett.

Subs not used: Jasmine Simpson, Fern Burrage-Male

Swansea City Ladies: Claire Skinner, Ellie Lake (Nieve Jenkins 46’), Shaunna Jenkins (Jess Williams 78), Alicia Powe (captain), Ria Hughes, Laura Davies, Emma Beynon, Chloe Chivers (Chloe Tiley 75’), Kelly Adams, Katy Hosford, Stacey John-Davis.

Subs not used: Gwen Horgan, Jemma Parfitt.