Swansea City Port Talbot Town Ladies Sophie Hancocks
27th April 2016
Swansea City Ladies secured their third victory of the 2015-16 campaign over neighbours Port Talbot Town Ladies with a 1-0 victory at the Genquip Stadium on Sunday.
The visitors started well and created several goal scoring chances from kick-off.
A sharp cross from Swansea's Sarah Adams was saved comfortably by Port Talbot's keeper, whilst a solid effort from midfielder Emma Beynon narrowly missed the woodwork.
An excellent run from Katy Hosford down the left flank helped the Swans' attacking play.
Swansea took the lead just before the half hour mark when midfielder Sophie Hancocks fired a superb strike from Hosford's corner outside the box.
Shortly before the interval, a fine strike from Adams proved too powerful as it missed the net, leaving the score at 1-0 at the break.
In the second half Swansea came close with a free-kick from Kelly Newcombe, before a low effort from the edge of the area from Adams.
The Swans looked to double their lead before the final whistle with a headed effort from substitute Courteney Thomas, before a free-kick from striker Jodie Passmore narrowly missed the target with Ian Owen's side taking victory in Port Talbot.
"I thought we started ok, maybe a bit slow, and the pitch wasn't the best for us, which affected our way of playing. But overall, I thought we had a decent game" said goal scorer Sophie Hancocks.
"We just want to keep our position as second, and just keep winning the games and getting the three points." She added.
SWANS LADIES: Ffion Ashman, Alicia Powe (capt) (Katie Davies 67), Lowri Ridings, Sophie Hancocks, Sarah Adams, Emma Beynon (Lauren Cubbon 82), Kelly Newcombe, Ria Hughes, Carrie Slack, Jodie Passmore, Katy Hosford (Courteney Thomas 67).
SUBS NOT USED: Kate Brisland, Amanda John
Swans Ladies now turn to their attention to the WPWL League Cup final on Thursday against PILCS at Jenner Park, Barry.