Report | Swansea City Ladies 2 Pwllheli Ladies 0

6th February
Swansea City Ladies Pwllheli
Image by Natalie John-Davis of NJ-D Photography

Swansea City Ladies advanced to the semi-finals of the FAW Women’s Cup with a dominant performance against Pwllheli at Llandarcy.

The Swans started on the front foot, controlling possession and the flow of the game, but they couldn’t convert that into a goal in the first half.

The deadlock was broken however, in the second half by Chloe Chivers’ long-range effort.

Five minutes later the lead was doubled and a place in the last four of the competition was sealed by a cool and composed Katy Hosford finish.

Chivers worried Pwllheli’s goalkeeper Maria Julio in the early stages from a free-kick, however, the forward’s effort whistled over the bar.

Chivers was lively and forced the goalkeeper into making a fine reaction save down to her left to keep the score level.

Stacey John-Davis was next to have a chance but her close-range effort was hit at Julio.

A goalmouth scramble followed as Laura Davies hit the bar after she got on the end of Chivers’ delivery. Nia Rees followed up on the rebound, but she was also denied by the woodwork.

The frame of the goal came to Pwllheli’s rescue once again as Hosford’s strike from distance clattered off the bar.

Chris Church’s side had a strong claim for a penalty before half-time after Stacey Sansome took Hosford down with a wild tackle, but nothing was given.

Rhianne Oakley looked to find the opener on the stroke of half-time, however, she could only find the crossbar.

But early in the second half the deadlock was broken by Chivers after her long-range strike founds its way in off the post.

The lead was deservedly doubled soon after as John-Davis rolled the ball back to Hosford who finished it with ease.

The Swans maintained the same tempo throughout the second half and were denied a third goal when Julio made a great double save to deny Karmyn Carter first and then Hosford’s shot on the follow-up.

Lowri Hughes posed a threat for Pwllheli on the counter, however, substitute Chloe Tiley got back in time to put in a superb sliding challenge.

Swansea City Ladies: Gemma Border, Ellie Lake, Jess Williams, Nieve Jenkins, Rhianne Oakley (Chloe Tiley 65), Laura Davies, Kelly Adams, Nia Rees (Gwen Horgan 65), Stacey John-Davis, Katy Hosford (captain), Chloe Chivers (Karmyn Carter 65).

Subs not used: Mel Sartain, Sarah Adams.

Pwllheli Ladies: Maria Julio, Lowri Hughes, Charley Davies, Sian Moore, Sioned Bohana, Magi Hughes (captain), Lois Thomas (Natalie Williams 70), Stacey Sansome, Leanna Rees Williams, Erin Parry, Siona Hughes (Lilo Jones 51).

Subs not used: Marsli Owen, Erica Jones.