Report | Swansea City Ladies 2 Cardiff City Women 2

26th February
Stacey John-Davis for Swansea City Ladies

Swansea City Ladies were forced to settle for a point after a late goal from Cardiff City saw the visitors snatch a draw in the crucial Genero Adran Premier fixture.

Stacey John-Davis’ header put the Swans ahead going into the break, before Danielle Broadhurst levelled early in the second half.

John-Davis pulled the Swans ahead once again from the penalty spot, but it would be late heartbreak for the hosts as Phoebie Poole converted in the seventh minute of injury time at Llandarcy.

A tense opening to the game saw both teams threatening in the early stages, Jess Williams' delivery was headed over by Chloe Chivers, before Manon Pearce fired over the bar for the visitors.

Chivers continued to cause trouble down the left hand side on her first start since suffering an ACL injury. She was finding plenty of space down the line and had her low effort saved.

Ffion Price forced a good save from Swans stopper Chelsea Herbert five minutes before half-time, with the keeper pushing her effort over the bar.

But it would be the Swans who would break the deadlock, Chivers once again caused problems before crossing to John-Davis, whose glancing header put the Swans in front just before the break.

John-Davis had the chance to double the Swans lead shortly after half-time, Chivers broke down the left before pulling across to the striker who put her effort over the bar.

The Swans were made to pay for the missed opportunity, Broadhurst converting Price’s ball just a minute later to level.

Cardiff began to pile on the pressure. Danielle Green forced another good save from Herbert, who pushed a looping effort past the post.

The introduction of Monet Legall caused problems for the visitors, with the forward's pace challenging the defence, and it was her shot that was handled in the area to leave the referee no choice but to award a penalty.

John-Davis stepped up and buried the spot-kick to restore her side's lead.

Nieve Jenkins had the chance to seal three points at the death, a great ball through from Gwen Horgan sending her through, but a great stop from the keeper kept the Swans lead to one.

And it would be heartbreak for the Swans as Hannah Power’s ball over the top allowed Poole to equalise with what proved to be the final kick of the game.

Swansea City Ladies: Chelsea Herbert, Shaunna Jenkins, Ellie Lake, Nieve Jenkins, Chloe Chivers (Gwen Horgan 73), Katy Hosford (captain), Stacey John-Davis, Lucy Finch, Megan Saunders (Chloe Tiley 88), Jessica Williams, Rachel Cullen.

Unused subs: Nia Rees, Abbie Matthews.

Cardiff City Women: Ceryn Chamberlain, Ffion Price, Hannah Power, Siobhan Walsh (captain), Rhianne Oakley, Seren Watkins, Danielle Broadhurst (Catherine Walsh 84), Danielle Green, Phoebie Poole, Megan Bowen, Manon Pearce (Zoe Atkins 61).

Unused subs: Alysha Hawkins, Lisa Owen, Eliza Collie.