Having savoured Swansea City’s first ever league win at Liverpool on Saturday, I thought it about time to take my football-loving wife and football-playing daughter to watch the Swans ladies team in action the following day.
The Llandarcy Academy of Sport was host to the Welsh Premier Women’s League clash between current league leaders Swansea City Ladies and the reigning champions, Cardiff Metropolitan Ladies.
The game lived up to its billing of being the standout fixture of the league this weekend, as an incident packed game saw the Swans Ladies run out 2-1 winners, thanks to a Robyn Pinder own goal and a close-range Lowri Ridings header. Cardiff Met’s miserable afternoon was compounded further by a shoulder injury to Steph Turner and a red card for goalkeeper Sara Moreira, whom handled outside of the box.
But aside from the the result, one of the highlights of the afternoon (for me) was without doubt a Swans free-kick that I managed to capture whilst taking some photographs and video footage of the game.
If you watch the video below closely, you’ll notice that just before Jodie Passmore goes to take the free-kick, Swans Ladies and Wales U19s player Katy Hosford (No. 11) tries to distract the Cardiff Met goalkeeper with some decent shoulder shimmy moves ?
Unfortunately, the woodwork comes to Cardiff’s rescue otherwise I have a feeling that this video might have hit the headlines!!
Thankfully Katy saw the funny side of the video and has been inundated with comments from fellow players about her “moves” ?
— katy hosford (@katyhosford) January 22, 2017
On the subject of Women’s football, which incidentally is growing rapidly across Wales and the UK as a whole, I’d highly recommend going to watch a game regardless of the level.
You’ll find that despite what some old-school football folk would have you believe, the quality and standard of womens football is actually very high.
You can read more about the Swansea City Ladies team on the Swans Official website or why not follow the Swans Ladies on Twitter.