Report | Swansea City Ladies 5 Barry Town United Ladies 0
Swansea City Ladies made it three wins in as many matches in the Genero Adran Premier with a convincing victory over Barry Town United at Llandarcy.
The Swans were dominant in the first half, creating several chances, but made the breakthrough just before the break with Tija Richardson finding the back of the net.
The defending champions were then ruthless in the second period and added a further four goals courtesy of another from Richardson, a brace from Stacey John-Davis and a strike from Shaunna Jenkins.
Swansea began the fixture with high intensity and dominated possession of the ball from the outset.
Katy Hosford threatened twice in quick succession with the first of her attempts going over the bar and the second whistling past the far post.
The Swans came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock after Richardson jumped up to meet Chloe Chivers’ corner, but she could only turn her header marginally wide.
In the closing stages of the first half John-Davis picked out Emma Beynon but the midfielder was unable to divert the ball on target.
All the domination eventually paid off, however, as Richardson diverted John-Davis’ delivery home with a header.
Richardson came close to bagging a brace with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, but she was denied by the woodwork.
Beynon nearly doubled the defending champions’ lead on the hour as she worked a yard of space in the box, however, she was also denied by the frame of the goal.
Straight after, Kelly Adams was denied by the post whilst being pressed by Pam Pelders.
Much like the first half, the pressure eventually paid off as Richardson met Hosford’s corner at pace to volley it home from point-blank range.
Hosford got her second assist of the afternoon with a low cross enabling John-Davis to bundle the ball home.
The three points were firmly sealed as Jenkins stayed composed with some neat footwork in the box to fire the ball past Chelsea Herbert.
Swansea were eager for a fifth; John-Davis fed Chloe Tiley in behind the Barry defence but Herbert rushed out quickly to close the winger down.
But it was high-fives all round for the Swans as John-Davis went on a blistering run through Barry’s defence and remained composed to find the bottom corner.
Swansea City Ladies: Claire Skinner, Laura Davies, Shaunna Jenkins, Jess Williams (Nia Rees 68), Ria Hughes, Kelly Adams, Emma Beynon (captain) (Chloe Tiley 82), Tija Richardson, Chloe Chivers (Rhianne Oakley 63), Chloe Chivers, Katy Hosford, Stacey John-Davis.
Subs not used: Gemma Border, Nieve Jenkins.
Barry Town United: Chelsea Herbert, Olivia Townsend (Faith Mulenga 46), Holly Jenkins, Delia Ebbin, Pam Pelders, Megan Bowen, Mackenzie Olden, Anna Houghton, Taite Trivett, Manon Pearce, Lauren Harris (captain).
Subs not used: Caitlin Marron, Grace O’Reilly.