Complete Team Effort Secures The Win Over Olten & West Warwicks
Swansea Continue their impressive run of matches with another win.
Swansea City 3 v 0 Olten & West Warwicks
On home soil Swansea took on Olton & West Warwick determined for another win. The visitors came out strongly with a solid defence and looking for a quick break through with their threatening counter attack. However, Kat Budd and Anna Reynolds were outstanding in defence with nothing getting through them.
With good pace going forward, the Spartans were able to get the upper hand and earned a short corner after 22 minutes. Following a terrific shot by Kat Budd, which drew a very good save from the goal keeper, Frances Taylor, Carys Hopkins pounced on the rebound to give the Spartans a 1-0 lead.
Swansea were determined to keep on top with another corner won shortly after. After 33 minutes Carys Hopkins struck again, when, following a slick first touch, she fired in her second goal to put Olton 2-0 down.
Half-time Spartans 2 v 0 Olten West Warwicks
Swansea felt the pressure in the second half with Olton stepping up their game. Lauren Dunn and Kath Mee made some excellent passes to break down Olton’s press relieving the pressure on the Swansea defence and good linking play from Sara Davies and Carys Tucker in the midfield helped Swansea get back on their feet.
With Spartans now well on top, a third goal by Abi Welsford after 55 minutes from yet another penalty corner, sealed the points.
In Baltic conditions Swansea took the well deserved win and maintained a clean sheet which should stand them in good stead for their next game against Gloucester. Following Sunday’s artic conditions this fixture has been re-arranged and will take place next Thursday evening 22nd March at St Peters School, Gloucester.
This match was the last home fixture for 2017-18 and means that the Spartans remain undefeated At KGV for over two seasons.
Reporter Izzy Webb