Cardiff City FC Women will make the short travel to face Cardiff Met Ladies at Cyncoed Campus; for their third WPWL encounter of 2018/19 on Sunday, September 23rd – 2pm KO.
We caught up with assistant manager Iain Darbyshire & forward Alana Murphy ahead of their third consecutive away game.
“The players can’t wait for this match,” began Iain. “It’s one of our biggest games of the season. They’re all ready to go and excited to get on the pitch.
“Cardiff Met are a tough team and they always have been whenever we’ve faced them previously. I think these are the types of games that you can really test yourself. It’s also good that we’ve got this fixture early. The first two games were more physical but this will offer a different type of test. By the end of the match we will be able to analyse where our team are at and judge our overall progression.
“The break came at a good time so that the team could recharge themselves. Everyone is fit for our next game despite a couple of injury niggles.
"We’re all set now and ready to go.”
Alana Murphy was been involved in four goals in Cardiff City’s opening two league games [three goals & one assist]. The 21-year-old is optimistic that the Bluebirds can extend a positive start this Sunday.
“I’m really looking forward to Sunday’s game. It’ll be a tough match but the whole squad are ready for it.
“We expect a lot from Cardiff Met. Both teams have started the season well but this is going to be a different type of challenge. This is going to be more of a technical rather than physical test; which is what we’ve experienced in our opening two games.
“It would be fantastic to keep our good run going. The side has improved from last season. All of the girls and staff are really enjoying the challenge this year. So it’s important that we can try to keep the positive form going this season.
“The team spirit has been crucial to our positive start. We’ve learnt to take the positive and negative feedback well.
“For this season I don’t have any goal targets but I do want to keep scoring in every game. I don’t like going games without finding the back of the net.”