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A big challenge for Celtic saw the visit of Premier League outfit Swansea City.
Celtic were 2 down in the first 24 minutes but saw 6 minutes of madness which saw Cerys Shipley score twice and Jade Crofts – reacting first to an Eloise Meaney free kick which crashed against the crossbar. Celtic were 3-2 up but Swansea responded with a further two goals just before half time to leave the half time score. 3-4
Swansea predictably had the lion’s share of possession and created further scoring opportunities but Celtic continued to battle and looked dangerous on the counter-attack.
However, with tiring limbs the game slipped away and Swansea fired home some further goals to leave the final score 3-8 although this does not reflect the effort put in by the Celtic Ladies.
A special mention for Alex Cridland in goal who performed gallantly and is still learning her trade having only played between the sticks for a handful of games.
The team are improving every week and really enjoying themselves.
Keep it going ladies.


Six of the best from ex Celtic player Chloe Chivers helped Swansea City Women progress to the quarter-finals of the Bute Energy Welsh Cup with an emphatic victory in a goal-laden contest at Cwmbran Celtic Ladies. Chivers had put the Swans two goals to the good early in the first half, but Cwmbran quickly responded to turn the tie on its head with three goals in six minutes. But Chivers would net twice more before the interval to restore the visitors’ lead.

The Swans completely dominated the second half, Emily Thomas forcing an own goal before Chivers netted twice more to make it a double hat-trick for the forward.

Brisland-Hancocks made it eight late on, firing a strike from the edge of the box past the goalkeeper to round off the win and build on the momentum of their Swansea.com Stadium victory over Wrexham a week ago.

The Swans had made the perfect start to the game, Chivers tucking past the keeper after just two minutes thanks to a ball over the top from Steph Turner. Chivers then doubled the lead after the Swans had continued to dominate play, calmly tucking the ball past the keeper once again, but the Swans would let their dominance slip, Cerys Shipley pulled a goal back by heading home after a frantic goalmouth scramble following a Cwmbran corner.

The hosts were level just three minutes later, Eloise Meaney’s free-kick cannoned off the post before falling to Shipley to tap home her second and four minutes later Cwmbran would lead, Jade Crofts worked her way into the Swansea box before firing into the bottom-left corner.

The frantic nature of the contest didn’t stop there, with Chivers claiming her hat-trick five minutes before the break after latching onto a great ball from another ex Celtic player, Jess Williams. Chivers would then restore the Swans lead just before the break, getting her fourth of the afternoon and sending her team into the break with the advantage.

The momentum was with the visitors and they carried it into the second half, Thomas’ excellent run down the left opened up space, before her cross was turned into her own net by Cwmbran’s Fiona Anthony. Chivers goalscoring rampage continued as she made it 6-3 to the Swans after a clever ball  by Robyn Pinder from a free-kick was powered home by the forward. and she would make it a double hat-trick just four minutes later, Thomas pulling the ball across for her to tap home her sixth.

Brisland-Hancocks would then add the Swans eighth, a fantastic strike from the edge of the box beating the keeper and rounding off the scoring.



Date Time League Season Full Time
November 26, 2023 2:00 pm FAW Women's Cup 2023-24 90'


Cwmbran Celtic
Henllys Way, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 3FS


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cwmbran Celtic Ladies303Loss
Swansea City448Win

Cwmbran Celtic Ladies

1Alex Cridland Midfielder
2Amy Roderick 12 Defender
3Sian Anthony 14 Defender
4Jodie Challenger Midfielder
5Elena Scrivens 19 Defender
7Eloise Meaney Midfielder
8Fiona Anthony Forward
9Cerys Shipley Midfielder 29', 31'
10Jade Crofts Forward 35'
17Natalia Shwartz Defender
20Georgia Shwartz Midfielder
12Kristina Jasicova 2 Defender
14Alex Bond 3 Forward
19Olivia Fairfax 5 Defender