Swansea go through on penalties

LAST year’s BUCS Cup semifinalists, Swansea 1sts, are through to the quarter-finals having narrowly beaten Cardiff Met 2nds on penalties.

Captain Kira Davies believes Swansea “can go all the way” in the BUCS Cup competition following an incredible unbeaten start to the domestic season.

“We remain unbeaten this season and I feel we can go all the way this year in the cup.

“We just need to keep our focus over the Christmas break.”

Despite the win Davies felt it was a shame that Swansea could not finish the game off sooner.

“It was a shame that we couldn’t convert our opportunities that we had within normal time,” added Davies.

“But I thought it was an exciting game to have been a part of.”

After an uneventful first half, Swansea pushed hard for a winner in the second.

With Cardiff Met on the back foot, Swansea continued to move the ball looking for the crucial goal.

Despite their best efforts, Cardiff Met held out and took the game into extra time, which also remained goalless, which meant penalties would decide the game.

Initial successful penalties from Davies and Jennie Ellis were cancelled out by Cardiff Met’s Amy Cullen and Katie Probert.

The first lapse came from Cardiff Met, with Swansea goalkeeper Becca Holland’s save ensuring Swansea’s win.

Davies praised her keeper’s efforts following the shootout victory.

“Becca Holland made some insane saves today and for me was the player of the match,” said Davies.

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