Swans Ladies look to build on excellent start
Swansea City Ladies will be looking to build on their excellent start to the new Welsh Premier Women’s League season when they welcome newly-promoted Aberystwyth Town to Llandarcy this Sunday (2pm).
The Swans head into their first home game of the new campaign off the back of a victory over last season’s treble winners Cardiff Met, which came courtesy of a second-half winner from Stacey John-Davis.
Last week’s performance against the defending champions was described by manager Ian Owen as “outstanding” and they will be hoping to maintain that level of performance on Sunday.
"Training has gone well over the last two weeks and the mood has been upbeat since the Cardiff Met game,” said Owen.
“Aberystwyth have some good players so we will need to be at our best to secure three points.
“This is our first home game of the season, the pitch looks fantastic so hopefully we can get our game going and put in another good performance."
The Swans have captain Alicia Powe back in the squad, while Chloe Chivers is also in full training and nearing availability for selection with manager Owen having an almost fully-fit squad to pick from.
And, going into Sunday’s match, midfielder Katy Hosford is also looking to build on that performance from the season opener.
"After starting our season off really well, we’re looking to get another three points this weekend at home to Aberystwyth,” she said.
“Everyone’s putting in the work at training and hopefully we’ll have another good team performance on Sunday."
This will be Aberystwyth Town’s first match back in the Welsh top flight since their relegation in 2017.
The Seasiders began their season with a 3-0 defeat against Port Talbot Town in the WPWL League Cup