Report | Swansea City Ladies 4 Pontypridd United Women 0

2nd October
Katy Hosford vs Pontypridd

Swansea City Ladies returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with victory over Pontypridd United Women at Llandarcy.

First-half goals from Jess Williams, Katy Hosford and Monet Legall gave the Swans a commanding half-time lead, before Ellie Lake sealed the win with a stunning strike.

The Swans came into the fixture following a first league defeat of the season after they were beaten 2-0 by Cardiff City Women last time out.

Seeking a response, Swansea started the game strongly, winning a number of corners in the early stages and troubling the Pontypridd defence.

It would be a set piece that would help break the deadlock, Lake’s free-kick finding the head of Williams who nodded home her first goal of the season.

Hosford would waste no time in doubling their lead with a stunning strike, finding the net from 25 yards out with a finish over the head of the Pontypridd goalkeeper.

Just four minutes later Legall would make it 3-0; Shaunna Jenkins split open the Pontypridd defence with a fantastic through ball before Legall powered a shot into the top-left corner.

Jenkins had the chance to further extend the lead and get on the scoresheet herself early in the second half. Hosford’s low cross found the midfielder on the edge of the box, but her effort would fly over the bar.

But Lake would add the fourth goal just 10 minutes after the restart, rocketing in a 30-yard effort that gave the Pontypridd goalkeeper no chance.

The win sees Swansea climb to third in the Genero Adran Premier table, just three points from the top, ahead of the FAW Women’s Cup first round next week.

Swansea City Ladies: Chelsea Herbert, Alicia Powe (captain), Shaunna Jenkins (Laura Davies 72), Ellie Lake, Kelly Adams (Rachel Cullen 65), Nieve Jenkins, Katy Hosford, Chloe Tiley (Phoebe Ware 75), Monet Legall (Emily Freeman 72), Nia Rees (Gwen Horgan 65), Jessica Williams.

Pontypridd United Women: Maisie Jones, Shannon Greenway, Clare Daley, Holly Broad, Emily Bayliss (Ellie Gunney 45), Renee Day (Kirstie Pervin-Davies 45), Anais Trinci (Jessica Osborne 72), Alison Witts, Olivia Francis, Efa Jones (Carys Bufton 45), Jasmine Turner.

Unused subs: Eleanor Brook.