Swansea City Ladies WPWL League Cup
31st January 2017Ladies
Swansea City Ladies' run in the WPWL League Cup ended with a 3-1 extra time defeat against Cardiff Metropolitan Ladies at the Cyncoed Campus on Sunday.
The Swans started the game well and broke the deadlock in the 20th minute when a through-ball from Kirsty O'Donnell found striker Jodie Passmore on the edge of the box to net her 13th goal of the season.
Cardiff Met's best chance of the first-half came minutes later when a shot from Jassie Vasconcelos hit the post, before a strike from Swansea's Kirsty O'Donnell was saved by Met's keeper Yzzy Taylor.
And keeper Courtney Young denied a half-volley from Cardiff's Chloe O'Connor to ensure Swansea led 1-0 at the break.
Some impressive play from Passmore and a great cross from Sophie Hancocks helped the Swans' attacking play in the second half before a great 30-yard effort from Ria Hughes was denied by Taylor in the Met's net.
Lauren Townsend levelled for Cardiff Met with a free kick in the 73rd minute.
Despite chances from Katy Hosford and Ria Hughes the Swans could not find a breakthrough with the game going to extra-time.
Lois Regan gave Cardiff Met the lead with a close range strike in the 16th minute of extra time.
Two minutes later and Cardiff Met led 3-1 as Jassie Vasconcelos stabbed home another to give the home side the win.
"I thought our team played well considering we had a few injuries and some of our influential players missing," Swansea manager Ian Owen said. "It was a very competitive game as always when we play Cardiff Met, but overall it just wasn't our day."
"We are looking forward to the Welsh Cup quarter final against Rhyl next week, and hopefully everyone will be fit and well so we can put in another good performance,"
SWANS LADIES: Courtney Young, Lara Gait (Emma Beynon 78'), Alicia Powe, Lowri Ridings (Ffion Ashman 96'), Ria Hughes, Sarah Adams, Sophie Hancocks, Megan Franks, Katy Hosford, Jodie Passmore, Kirsty O'Donnell.
UNUSED SUBS: Kate Brisland, Katie Davies.
Next up for the Swans Ladies is a tie against Rhyl Ladies in the quarter-final of the FAW Women's Cup at Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Sunday, February 5 (2pm).