Cardiff Met wins the FAW Women’s Cup Final 2014
Cardiff Met have won the FAW Women’s Cup Final at Stebonheath Park, Llanelli this afternoon, with striker Emily Brown firing a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Swansea City Ladies.
Swansea were the better side in the goalless first half and created more chances than their League leaders.
Centre-forward Jodie Passmore had two early chances finding the net on one occasion but assistant referee Cheryl Foster – the 63 ties capped Wales international forward – correctly flagged for offside.
After the Swans had dominated both territory and possession during the opening half-hour Met won their first corner of the game following a strong run from captain and centre-back Hannah Billingham. From that corner, Chloe O’Connor found herself in space in the six-yard box, but her shot was well smothered by keeper Ffion Ashman in the Swansea goal.
Half-Time: Cardiff Met 0-0 Swansea City
The second half told a different story as the fitness and clinical finishing of the students saw them score four unanswered goals. Emily Brown scored the opener in the 48th minute as she latched onto a long ball to finish superbly from wide on the right.
Swansea looked a shadow of themselves after the break and as Met continued to apply the pressure, Brown capitalised to score her second. She used her pace to latch onto a good through ball to round Ashman to double the advantage.
Ian Owen’s Swansea almost replied instantly as defender Natalie Ashford volley from 10 yards out, but Izzy Taylor saved well.
In the 78th minute, Chloe O’Connor wrapped things up, as another through-ball beat the tiring Swansea defence and the talented forward had enough power in her shot to find the back of the net, despite Ashman getting a glove to it.
With two minutes to go, the player of the match Brown completed her hat-trick with another classy finish to claim the match ball, her player of the match trophy and a winners medal.
Cardiff Met have now won the FAW Womens Cup and the Welsh Premier Womens Cup and will be hoping that they can secure the League Title to complete a domestic treble
Source and Photo courtesy of: faw.org.uk
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