Report | Swansea City Ladies 1 Llandudno Ladies 2
Swansea City Ladies were eliminated from the Genero Adran Trophy as they suffered a surprise defeat to Llandudno Ladies.
After a goalless first half, Llandudno took the lead through India Hassall’s lob.
The Swans got themselves level just two minutes later, Nieve Jenkins tucking home a great ball from Jess Williams.
But Llandudno would strike the decisive blow when Kelsey Davies’ fantastic effort from distance restored the visitors’ lead to earn them progression to the next round.
Swansea started positively, Katy Hosford finding space on the edge of the box and firing from distance, but it was held by Caitlyn Bibby-Fry in the Llandudno goal.
Hosford had the chance to open the scoring again just moments later, a long ball forward from Jenkins sent the forward free down the flank, but her low effort couldn’t beat the keeper.
Stacey John-Davis carved open some space in the box as she searched for the opener, but her low effort was pushed around the post by Bibby-Fry.
Llandudno’s Ffion Owen tried her luck from distance after Williams’ tackle diverted the ball to her on the edge of the box, but her effort flew well over.
Hosford continued to look the most likely to find the net for the hosts; a fantastic run from the left found her space in the box, but her deflected effort went just over the bar.
Llandudno would have a chance of their own before the break, Louisha Doran meeting a corner with a firm volley that was well held by Swansea goalkeeper Claire Skinner as the opening half ended goalless.
The Swans would continue to search for the breakthrough after half-time, Ellie Lake shooting from distance but failing to really test the goalkeeper.
However, it would be the visitors who would take the lead, Hassall bringing down a long ball forward before lobbing the ball over Skinner to break the deadlock.
Just two minutes later the Swans would be level, Jenkins tucking home a fine ball from Williams at the back post.
But parity would not last long, Davies hitting an excellent strike from distance over the head of Skinner to restore Llandudno’s lead.
It left Swansea chasing the game against the Genero Adran North side and they came to close to levelling again when Lake found John-Davis, but the forward could only turn the ball agonisingly wide.
Jenkins came closer still in the final minutes, getting a good connection on Hosford’s corner, only for her effort to be cleared off the line.
And that proved Swansea’s final opportunity as the Welsh league champions exited the competition.
Swansea City Ladies: Claire Skinner, Ellie Lake, Emma Beynon (captain), Kelly Adams, Ria Hughes (Lilly Owen 75), Nieve Jenkins, Katy Hosford, Stacey John-Davis, Nia Rees, Jess Williams, Rachel Cullen (Gwen Horgan 65).
Unused subs: Chelsea Herbert, Chloe Chivers, Halle Brace.
Llandudno Ladies: Caitlyn Bibby-Fry, Louisha Doran, Madison Williams, Jasmin Dutton, Rebecca Jarvis-Evans, Maddie Williams (Shona Roberts 82), Mari Gibbard, Sofie Owen (captain), Kelsey Davies (Cara Hughes 90), India Hassall (Sioned Phillips 63), Ffion Owen.
Unused subs: Catherine Jones, Charlotte Perry.