Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017

Swans set to celebrate title triumph

There will be a party in Llandarcy on Sunday as Swansea City lift the Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League trophy having been crowned champions last weekend without kicking a ball.

Title rivals Cardiff Met were held at home by Abergavenny in a 1-1 draw on Sunday to hand Ian Owen's side the title and with it confirm their participation in the UEFA Women's Champions League next season. On Sunday, the side can celebrate when they host Cyncoed in their final match of the season, and there is no doubt that the side are deserving winners after such an impressive campaign. The top scorers in the division, Swansea City also boast the best defence, and will be keen to hold onto both accolades when the season comes to a close this week as the final few games are played. Recently Swansea City were defeated by Cardiff Met on penalties in the final of the FAW Women's Cup, but bringing the season to a close with the league title will be a fitting reward for the efforts of Owen's talented team.

Surprisingly, the season started with a defeat for Swansea City as Abergavenny edged a nine-goal thriller at Llandarcy to win 5-4 in September. The side were also held to a 2-2 draw by then-champions Cardiff Met later that month, but have since kept ten clean sheets in the league and will look to add to that total on Sunday. Other notable results include an 8-0 win over Briton Ferry early in the campaign, and a narrow 2-1 win over Cardiff Met in January which gave the side the edge in the title race. Their rivalry with Cardiff Met also continued into the cup competitions, as in addition to the defeat in the FAW Women's Cup final, it was the students that knocked Swansea City out of the League Cup at the semi-final stage as they went onto to eventually lift the trophy.

Midweek fixtures ahead of the final weekend this week start on Wednesday evening when Cyncoed host relegated Briton Ferry Llansawel, who claimed their first win of the season last weekend at Port Talbot Town. Meanwhile, the action continues on Thursday when Cardiff Met take on Cardiff City with Dr Kerry Harris keen for her side to end the season on a high after failing to defend their league title. The side are then back in action on Sunday at their Cyncoed Campus against Port Talbot Town, while Cardiff City take on Rhyl and Abergavenny travel to Llandudno. However, the focus on Sunday will be on Swansea City and their title celebrations at Llandarcy, their first title success since 2010/2011.

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