The Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League 2020-21 season got underway and featured a win for Swansea City over Cardiff City FC in front of the S4C Sgorio cameras.
WPWL results – 27 September
Abergavenny 3-0 Cascade
Cardiff City FC 0-3 Swansea City
Cyncoed 0-4 Cardiff Met
Port Talbot Town 3-1 Aberystwyth Town
Swans quick off the mark
Swansea City made a great start in their title defence, as Shaunna Jenkins hooked the ball home from a second-minute corner, giving goalkeeper Charlotte Hastings no chance.
— Swansea City Ladies (@SwansLadies) September 27, 2020
Stacey John-Davis rattled an upright before doubling the lead just short of the hour mark and Chloe Chivers completed the scoring at 3-0 with a perfect finish across the keeper and inside the far post.
Archers hit top spot
Cardiff Met ended the opening day as league leaders, thanks to their 4-0 result at neighbours Cyncoed.
Shannon Evans netted the first of her hat-trick two minutes before the break and the scoring was all over 22 minutes later, with Lauren Townsend also on target.
Port Talbot take points with three-goal rush
Port Talbot Town struck three times in an eight-minute first-half spell to set up a 3-1 win against visitors Aberystwyth Town.
Jessica Denscombe got the ball rolling, Lauren Amor and Courteney Thomas also on target before Aber got a goal back after the break through Libby Isaac.
Top-flight debut defeat for Cascade
Cascade kicked off their WPWL adventure away at Abergavenny but were behind after only 7 minutes to a goal from Sian Bull.
There remained just the one goal between the sides until Mali Summers converted a 44th-minute penalty.
Lyndsey Davies made it 3-0 to the hosts in the final dozen minutes.