Cardiff City FC Women | Defeat on the final day
It was a tough end to the league campaign for Cardiff City FC Women, losing 6-0 to Swansea City Ladies on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021.
An early injury to captain Siobhan Walsh hindered City's chance in the torrential rain in Llandarcy. The Bluebirds found themselves three behind at the break through goals from Laura Davies, Tija Richardson & Katie Hosford. Phoebie Poole and Catherine Walsh both saw attempts drift just off target in the opening half - as the away side looked to breach a defence who had only conceded one goal in the league all season.
Iain Darbyshire made four changes after the break, giving opportunities to young talents Eliza Collie, Michaela Major, Charley Hocking and Carys Minton. The title challenging hosts added three further goals in the second period with Hosford netting twice to secure a hat-trick, and Stacey John-Davis scoring at close range.
While a heavy defeat for the Bluebirds, the result didn't impact the league table for Darbyshire's side, whose third spot was already confirmed. City's season isn't over yet - as they will face Swansea in the WPWL Cup final on Wednesday (25/05) evening at Dragon Park.
Cardiff City FC Women: Hastings, Owen, S.Walsh (Norman 19), Jones, Pinchard, Broadhurst (Minton 76), Daley, Green (Hocking 76), Simpson, Poole (Collie 56), C.Walsh (Major 56). Subs Not Used: Chamberlain, Atkins.