By Luke Hawkins & Ellie Reynolds
THE University of South Wales Women went down to a comprehensive 5-0 defeat to Cardiff University after conceding a glut of goals in the second half.
USW trailed as early as the second minute when Cardiff’s Rebecca Sage manoeuvred through a crowd of bodies before squeezing a shot past USW goalkeeper Elle Twamley.
The visitors controlled possession for the majority of the first-half, keeping the ball in attacking areas and came close to doubling their advantage after 10 minutes when a series of short corners resulted in a shot striking USW’s left post.
The hosts started to mount some attacks after 20 minutes and carved a terrific opportunity when Danielle Owen dribbled deep into the opposition half and fed Steff Love, who couldn’t quite finish from a tight angle.
Cardiff might have gone further ahead shortly before half-time, but Grace Ingram’s goal was disallowed because she was just outside the area.
After the break, Cardiff came out even stronger forcing USW onto the defensive for much of the second half.
A goal from Amy Roberts saw the away side double their lead in the 45th minute and Ingram soon made it three from a long corner.
Roberts and Ingram completed the scoring and USW will hope for better against Carmarthen next week.