“You were just superb!” Overjoyed USW coach hails her unbeaten heroes after league title glory

Pic: Haydn Evans

By Tobias Hunt

USW Women’s 1st coach Kath Morgan labelled her players “superb and really professional” after watching them claim the league title with victory against Cardiff Met 2nd.

Goals from Rhian Oakley and Josie Day (2) ensured celebrations at the Sport Park, with an unbeaten record putting extra polish on the achievement.

Morgan deflected praise from herself to those who have done battle on the pitch over the course of the campaign.

“I warned the girls they had to be focused today but also deliver,” Morgan said.

“They were superb, really professional.”

Pic: Haydn Evans

Morgan revealed the triumph had arrived despite a lack of squad depth.

She explained: “I only had 12 players to choose from today and used my only sub early on because of an injury.

“That’s the story of the whole year, we’ve won this league with a maximum of 12 players so I’ve got to thank the girls.”

On winning the title she added: “It’s for them (the players). I’m obviously very proud but it doesn’t have any baring on me.

“I came in September and knew the role I had and the reason I came in. It was to change the focus of the group, make it more professional and make the training harder.”

“I’m here to do a job and that job has paid off. We won the league without losing a game.”

On the performance of midfielder Day, Morgan said: “She hasn’t played for two years prior to this season.

“We’ve worked hard with her and she has delivered.

“To be honest I’ve been strict with all my players. I apologise, but it’s worked. Josie has been brilliant, as have all my players this season.”