Report: Swansea City Ladies 0 WFC-2 Zhytlobud Kharkiv 9

30th August 2017
Ladies

Swansea City Ladies suffered a 9-0 defeat in their final match of the Uefa Women's Champions League qualifying round against WFC-2 Zhytlobud Kharkiv in the Clujana Stadium.

Kharkiv were 2-0 up within six minutes through Iryna Vasylyuk and skipper Yana Kalinina before Katy Hosford went close to reducing the deficit only to see her effort just fly past the woodwork.

Kalinina extended the Ukrainian's lead to 3-0 in the 19th minute, while the Swans were left frustrated after seeing a powerful strike from Jodie Passmore and a great effort from Ria Hughes narrowly miss the target.

Tetiana Polyukhovych then beat Swansea keeper Courtney Young just before the half-hour mark to extend Kharkiv's lead to 4-0.

Swans captain Alicia Powe was shown a yellow card in the 33rd minute following a foul on Kalinina, resulting in Kharkiv being awarded a penalty. Kateryna Korsun stood up to take the penalty only to be denied by Young.

Just before the break, a scramble in the box saw Kharkiv hit the woodwork before Anastasiia Skorynina slotted home from close range.

Kharkiv continued their ruthless finishing with four more goals after the break, while, at the other end, Katy Hosford rattled the woodwork via a free-kick as the Swans were denied a consolation.

Swans Ladies exit the competition following earlier defeats against Hibernian and Olimpia Cluj.

Swans Ladies: Courtney Young (Kate Brisland, 45), Alicia Powe, Sophie Hancocks, Ellie Lake, Emma Beynon, Kelly Newcombe, Ria Hughes (Alison Witts, 58), Katie Davies, Jodie Passmore, Katy Hosford, Stacey John-Davis (Georgia Roberts-Powell, 84).

Unused subs: Sarah Adams, Kirsty O'Donnell, Hannah Thomas, Megan Franks.

WFC-2 Kharkiv: Iryna Slavych, Olena Khodyreva, Yana Kalinina, Anastasiia Skorynina (Roksolana Kravchuk, 61), Yana Malakhova, Inna Tomylko, Kateryna Korsun, Iryna Vasylyuk, Vira Diatel (Viktoriya Holovach, 61), Iryna Podolska (Liubov Mokhnach, 45), Tetiana Polyukhovych.

Unused sub: Daryna Bondarchuk.