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Pompey Women 0 Swansea 0

Blues draw pre-season contest

7 August 2022

Pompey Women

Pompey Women 0 Swansea 0

Blues draw pre-season contest

7 August 2022

Pompey Women continued their preparations for the new National League campaign with a goalless draw against Swansea.

They struck the woodwork twice against the Welsh top-flight champions at Westleigh Park, but could not find a breakthrough.

A deep Nicole Barrett delivery caused some problems in the opening stages following good work from Mia Adaway.

Hannah Haughton was then called into action at the other end of the pitch to deal with a shot from a trialist.

But clear-cut chances were at a premium during the first half, which was played underneath hot Hampshire sunshine.

Ava Rowbotham did meet a Danielle Rowe centre just before the break, although her header was comfortably claimed by Chelsea Herbert.

Half Time: Pompey 0 Swansea 0

It was a livelier affair following the restart and Haughton had to be at her best to deny another Swansea trialist on the hour mark.

Shortly after entering the fray, Sophie Quirk then came close to scoring for the Blues with a powerful effort that cannoned against the crossbar.

And it was a similar story just a few minutes later, with Quirk this time teeing-up Tierney Scott to hit the woodwork from close range.

If Pompey were cursing their luck regarding those missed opportunities, they were soon welcoming the intervention from the frame of the goal.

With the contest beginning to wind down, a fine Jessica Williams header came back off the inside of the post.

The danger was not over for the hosts, however, and a trialist’s shot from the edge of the box also thumped against the upright.

And there were to be no more moments of late drama, with each side having to settle for a share of the spoils.

Pompey: Haughton; Barrett (Quirk 51), Rowe (c), Collins, Trialist; Rolf (Lane 46), Hill (Macdonald 66), Rowbotham (Rolf 83); Scott, Goulden, Adaway
Subs not used: Younger, McDonnell, Jones

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