Swansea City threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the Genero Adran Premier by blowing away Cardiff City in their top-of-the-table showdown.

The season may only be four games old but Chris Church’s reigning champions are already showing signs that they will take some stopping in their pursuit of another title.

A 4-0 defeat of the Bluebirds in the capital put the unbeaten Swans three points clear at the summit and preserved their 100% start to the new campaign.

Chloe Chivers opened the scoring with a contender for goal of the season, as she hit a dipping long-range shot that looped over home keeper Ceryn Chamberlain.

Katy Hosford doubled Swansea’s lead early in the second half, the striker’s cross-come-shot catching out Chamberlain.

It was left to substitute Rhianne Oakley to stretch Swansea’s advantage with two assured finishes to make it 4-0.

Cardiff Met are up to second on goal difference thanks to a 2-0 win over The New Saints, who are still waiting for their first victory of the season.

Grace Corne headed in the opener on 35 minutes and the in-form Emily Allen added a second in first-half injury-time.

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There was joy and relief for Port Talbot Town as Hayley Williams’ side broke their duck with a 3-2 defeat of Barry Town United at Victoria Road.

In a topsy-turvy encounter, Vicky Beddows netted the hosts’ first goal of the season to put them 1-0 up, only for Anna Houghton and Lauren Harris to turn the game on its head.

Jessie Taylor got Port Talbot level and Courtney Thomas struck midway through the second half to score what would prove to be the winner.

And a 20th-minute Amy Jenkins penalty was enough to give Aberystwyth Town all three points against Pontypridd Town.

The fifth round of league fixtures are spread across next Wednesday and Thursday, with the FAW Women's Cup first round on Sunday.

Swansea host Port Talbot and Aberystwyth go to TNS on Wednesday, while Cardiff Met entertain Pontypridd and Cardiff City travel to Barry a day later.

In the cup, TNS go to Wrexham in the northern section, while the only all-Adran Premier tie is in the south where Port Talbot host Aberystwyth.

Cardiff Met, Pontypridd, Barry and Swansea are all away, with trips to Llanelli Town, Cardiff Bluebelles, Merthyr Town and Coed Duon respectively.

Cardiff City welcome Caldicot Town to the capital.

Draw in full

North - Wrexham v The New Saints, Pwllheli v Llandudno, Airbus UK Broughton v Connah's Quay Nomads, NFA v CPD Y Rhyl 1879, Bethel (bye).

South - Llanelli Town v Cardiff Met, Cardiff Bluebelles v Pontypridd Town, Cardiff Wanderers v Afan Lido, Port Talbot Town v Aberystwyth Town, Cwmbran Celtic v Cascade, Abergavenny v Ammanford, Briton Ferry Llansawel v Pontardawe Town, Cardiff City v Caldicot Town, Merthyr Town v Barry Town United, Swansea University v Penclawdd, Coed Duon v Swansea City.

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