22 March 2022 |

Swansea City respond to cup exit with win over Cardiff City

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It was an action-packed weekend in the Genero Adran Premier, with four teams recording valuable three points.

League leaders Swansea City responded to their FAW Women's Cup exit by earning an impressive 4-1 victory over Cardiff City at Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

Chris Church’s side raced into an early lead as Stacey John-Davis’ effort was turned home by fellow striker Karmyn Carter.

John-Davis then got on the scoresheet by curling into the top corner from the edge of the box.

The Bluebirds pulled a goal back through winger Danielle Green, but second-half goals from Chloe Chivers and John-Davis secured the three points for the hosts.

In the other Championship Conference fixture, Cardiff Met needed a win to stay in the title race and did so admirably by securing a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Aberystwyth Town.

Despite a great deal of resistance from the Seasiders, Lauren Hutton-Townsend’s fantastic effort broke the deadlock, before Emily Richards’ late goal made sure of the three points.

Met’s attention will now turn to the Genero Adran Trophy final, where they will face Cardiff City at Dragon Park.

In the Plate Conference, Port Talbot secured a massive 1-0 victory over Pontypridd Town.

Going to the USW Sport Park has been a difficult place to go in recent years, but the Steelwomen achieved the feat with a great performance.

In a competitive contest, it was Courteney Thomas’ first-half goal that proved to be the difference between the two sides and ensured the battle at the bottom of the table is wide open.

Elsewhere, The New Saints put together back-to-back wins with a 2-0 victory over Barry Town United at Park Hall.

After an even first-half, Beth Lewis netted after the break, before Caitlin Chapman doubled the advantage.

In a huge win for Andy Williams’ side, both results in the Plate Conference this weekend could have a big significance in the context of the season.