Dominant Swansea thrash Exeter to set up second round Plymouth tie

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SWANSEA 1sts got off to a flying start in their BUCS cup campaign with a comprehensive 52-16 win over Exeter 4ths.

Goal attack Rebecca Steingass believes the side could not have asked for more following their large cup win.

“I am really pleased we won our first cup game, because it just sets us off to a great start for the rest of the season,” said Steingass.

“I could not have asked for a better result today.”

1sts captain Elen Jones reiterated Steingass’ positivity and praised Swansea’s determination in all areas of the field following the win.

“We maintained a good performance throughout, we worked hard on our attack and kept a solid defence throughout.” said Jones.

The first quarter saw a very competitive contest with both teams scoring well.

Swansea took a narrow lead of 4 points into the break at the end of the first quarter.

Despite Exeter having a good grasp of the ball, Swansea held strong in defence and kept Exeter’s scoring down to a minimum.

Elen Jones dominated the centre of the court which allowed the excellent shooting skills of her teammates Steingass and Amber Jones to clock up point after point in the second and third quarters.

Exeter struggled to keep up with Swansea during the third with their captain, wing defence, Zoe Roberts having suffered an ankle injury.

The away side still managed to score points in a desperate attempt to catch up with Swansea as the game slowly ran away from them.

But Swansea continued to pile on the points with the duo of goal attack Steingass and goal shooter Amber Jones on fine form.

Following the game Exeter’s captain remained positive despite such a heavy defeat to the hands of Swansea.

“We have only played two matches this season one of which we won and the other we lost, which I think is good seeing as
our team are mostly Freshers,” said Roberts.

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