Report | Swansea City Ladies 4 Port Talbot Town Ladies 0
Swansea City Ladies made it two wins from two in the Welsh Premier Women’s League as they convincingly defeated Port Talbot at Llandarcy.
A tap in from Stacey John-Davis and a wonder strike from Chloe Chivers ensured that the Swans were fully in command as the half-time whistle was blown.
Ian Owen’s side stretched their lead in the second half courtesy of another sublime strike from Chivers, and a simple finish from Kelly Adams.
Port Talbot’s chances were limited throughout as the Swans kept yet another clean sheet, with the hosts having conceded just one league goal since the start of last season.
In the opening stages Shaunna Jenkins had a great chance to score her second goal in as many matches but her close range shot was hit straight at Victoria Beddows.
The Swans created a number of half chances with Chivers and Ellie Lake both attempting audacious attempts from outside the area, but neither of them could steer their efforts on target.
With 24 minutes on the clock Tija Richardson got a strong head onto Sarah Adams’ tremendous cross, but Beddows was able to parry it onto the woodwork and away to safety.
But patience eventually paid off for the home side as John-Davis added her second goal of the season with a simple tap to turn home Sarah Adams’ low cross into the danger zone.
Soon after the lead was doubled a Chivers controlled the ball with ease, skipped past Jessie Taylor and rifled her shot into the far corner leaving Beddows rooted to her spot.
John-Davis nearly added her second of the match with a skilful volley on the turn but Beddows was able to tip it around the post.
The game was put to bed just before the hour mark courtesy of another superb strike from Chivers. Following a fast counter-attack, the winger cut in onto her favoured right foot and caressed the ball into the corner.
Kelly Adams extended the Swans’ advantage after Chivers played a ball over the top to put the midfielder in a one-on-one situation. Adams remained calm, dribbled around the keeper and rolled it home.
John-Davis nearly bagged herself a brace alongside Chivers with 10 minutes left, but she saw her drilled shot from the edge of the box go over by a whisker.
Port Talbot were kept at bay throughout, although, in the closing stages, Courteney Thomas was presented with a golden opportunity to grab a consolation, but Gemma Border gathered her header with ease.
Swansea City: Gemma Border, Alicia Powe (captain), Ellie Lake, Shaunna Jenkins (Jess Williams 59), Ria Hughes (Nieve Jenkins 70), Tija Richardson, Chloe Chivers (Jemma Parfitt 75), Sarah Adams, Kelly Adams, Laura Davies, Stacey John-Davis.
Subs not used: Emma Beynon, Katy Hosford.
Port Talbot: Victoria Beddows, Laura-May Walkley, Chelsey Harris (captain), Terri Beddows, Jessie Taylor, Courteney Thomas, Jessica Hammett, Lauren Amor (Nia Probert 73), Jessica Denscombe (Rachel Ball 75), Amy Jones, Maisie Miller.