Steph Turner | Final five league games are like cup finals

11th March
Steph Turner v Wrexham Women

Swansea City Women defender Steph Turner has described their final five games of the Genero Adran Premier as being like cup finals after they kept up the chase for top spot with a 3-2 victory over Wrexham.

Turner netted her first goal of the season nine minutes in, heading home a cross from Katy Hosford to give the Swans an early lead.

But, a minute later, Wrexham were level as Amber Lightfoot tucked a low effort into the bottom left corner.

Hosford would restore the Swans lead before the break, firing into the roof of the net after a great run into the box, before netting her second after the interval with a headed effort from Ellie Lake’s cross.

Carra Jones scored deep into added time for Wrexham, but it would prove to be only a consolation for the visitors as the Swans secured three points to remain five behind leaders Cardiff. 

Turner was delighted to be off the mark for the season and for Swansea to continue their strong league form at the start of phase two of the competition.

“For the past couple of months we have been playing really well and the scorelines reflect that," she said.

"Last week there were errors that led to goal, but we still performed well. We performed well again here, we want to cut out the errors that lead to goals, but we have been in control of games.

“We are performing well at the moment, and we want to keep that going, we’re treating these last five league games like cup finals, and we won’t give up until the end.”

Turner was delighted to get off the mark for the season, and with the control Swansea showed.

“I’m probably as surprised as anyone to have scored,” she added.

“I’m glad that we’ve got the three points at the end of the day, Wrexham were really organised and far more organised than they were at the start of the season.

“They were disciplined and organised throughout, but we still have the three points. We knew they would be very disciplined and organised, as the season has gone on they have improved and I think the next time we play them they will be improved again.

“We gave two sloppy goals away, but we still got the three points, we had most of the possession and we controlled it well."