Joel Hutton: "A fantastic team performance"
We caught up with Cardiff City FC Women's manager Joel Hutton following their impressive 4-1 away day victory over Llandudno Ladies.
“I’m delighted with the three points,” began Joel. “It’s always nice coming back down from North Wales knowing that we secured the victory. It took us a little longer than I would’ve liked for us to break them down. But overall I’m impressed with the performance from the girls. We scored four goals in the latter stages of the game. It shows that the girls kept on going right until the end of the match.
“Llandudno are the kind of team that like to cause problems and made it difficult for us to break through. They put quite a lot of bodies behind the ball and it was challenging for the girls. But the girls took the opportunities that came their way. It’s good to see that they remained focussed throughout the game because those chances came right at the end. I’m delighted that they stuck to the plan and we came away with all the points.
“Collectively I thought the whole team stood out throughout the course of the game against Llandudno. Catherine Walsh in particular shone after scoring two goals and Alana Murphy played really well too. But overall I think that it was a fantastic team performance and that’s why we were able to push on take the three points."
The Bluebirds now have a week off, before visiting Cardiff Met on September 23rd. Joel continued: “We’re looking forward to our next game against Cardiff Met. They’re always a good challenge for us. We’ve played against them a lot in the past and seen a mixed bag of results.
"For now, the squad are going to enjoy the week off. One or two players could do with a little rest and recovery. It would’ve been nice to have another game to keep the momentum going but we’re not going to say no to a rest after a positive start to the season."