Cardiff City Women win Genero Adran Trophy with second-half show

Cardiff City Women v Swansea City, Genero Adran Trophy Final, at PenybontFC
Cardiff City FC Women lift the 2023/24 Genero Adran Trophy. (Photo: @AdranLeagues)

Cardiff City Women overturned a half-time deficit against Swansea City to win the Genero Adran Trophy 5-1 in front of 1,088 at Penybont FC.

The Bluebirds ended a run of three Trophy Final defeats to add to their league title, with still the Bute Energy Wales Cup to play for on Sunday 5 May at Newport County FC.

But it was the Swans who hit a dramatic opener, when Sophie Brisland-Hancocks’ ball to Monet Legall was volleyed home from outside the box.

It was nearly 2-0 before the break but Chloe Chivers hit the post, then nine minutes into the second half Cardiff levelled as Seren Watkins’ corner was headed home by substitute Meg Bowen.

Cardiff got their noses in front inside the last 20 minutes, Chelsea Herbert parrying Emma Beynon’s cross and Mollie Kehoe netting the rebound from close range.

Eliza Collie had a shot blocked but Rhianne Oakley scored with the follow-up, Oakley then turning provider for Collie, who would score again after being found by Lisa Owen.

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