Wrexham AFC Women bravely bowed out of the Adran Trophy this afternoon, exiting with a 6-0 loss to Adran Premier leaders Swansea City.
Six first half goals from the visiting Swans was enough to see the side through, yet Wrexham put in a stellar second half performence leaving Steve Dale's side with plenty to be proud of.
Swansea came into the game without losing a match in a staggering three years. The leaders of the Welsh top tier opened the scoring on six minutes via Chloe Chivers and doubled it two minutes later through Karmyn Carter.
Carter made it three just before the 20 minute mark before Laura Davies' strike. Moments before half-time Ellie Lake was in on the act before the American winger Carter sealed the sixth heading into the break.
Half-Time: Wrexham 0-6 Swansea City
After the break, Wrexham appeared to have settled a bit more. The first half saw plenty of big challenges and heart from Dale's side, but with a continuous wave of attack from City, it was down to Wrexham to avoid further leaks.
A scoreless second half would be a massive achievment when considering the gap between the two teams - and the Wrexham defence would ensure they got it.
Mia Roberts was superb to head an effort off the line whilst Kim Dutton - celebrating her 20th birthday - was able to make a ridiculous block to hook the ball away an inch from goal.
Goalkeeper Del Morgan takes the honours for Player of the Match though. She made five or six incredible saves and kept the scoreline respectable with those 120 watching treated to some outstanding goalkeeping.
Wrexham are next in action on January 9th 2022 where we travel to Pwllheli in the Adran North.
Wrexham Line-Up: Morgan, Rintoul, Sharp, Jones, Roberts, Dutton, Dickens, Pritchard, Lightfoot, MacKenzie, Hughes.
Subs: Buckley, Scott, Reese.
Referee: Alex Livesey
Player of the Match: Del Morgan