Match Preview: Cyncoed Ladies vs. Cardiff City FC Women

Women
7 months 1 week ago

Cardiff City FC Women face Cyncoed Ladies at Cardiff University Playing Fields in the Welsh Premier Women’s League on Sunday, April 7th – 2pm kick-off.

Form

The Bluebirds currently sit third in the WPWL standings, one point behind second place Swansea City and fifteen points behind leaders Cardiff Met with two games in hand. City have won eight, drawn two and lost three matches in the WPWL so far this season, although have not dropped a point to any team outside of the current top four.

Catherine Walsh and Alana Murphy are the squad’s current top scorers in all competitions with 12 goals each, however Catherine leads the team’s WPWL scoring by one, with nine goals under her belt.

Cyncoed currently sit seventh in the WPWL table with seven losses, four wins and one draw and are one point behind sixth place Llandudno.

Pre-match quotes

Joel Hutton

“We need to win the last three games to finish as high up the WPWL table as possible and we’re in a better situation in terms of points than we were at this stage last season, so it’d be a massive positive if we could finish higher than we did last campaign.

“Four weeks ago, we had a great result against Cyncoed, but they’ve had a lot of call-ups to the younger Welsh squads, so they’ve got good players and we’re not taking them lightly. We’re going to prepare correctly and hopefully put in a performance that gets three points and keeps us in touch with second place.

“We’ve got a good core squad of players and naturally we lose one or two every season and gain one or two. We want to compete and we’ve run the top two close this season, but we’ve also dropped some silly points, so we need to have a look at the squad and look to strengthen it in certain areas.

“We’ve been approached by a couple of players already, we’ve got our potential targets that we want to speak to and we’ll show them what we can offer. We’re in a lucky position because we can offer things that not many other clubs can.”

Previous meetings

The sides met last time out in the WPWL on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 when the Bluebirds won 2-0 at Cardiff International Sports Stadium. Lisa Bird and Catherine Walsh’s first-half goals proved enough for City to seal three points.  

Catch-Up: Extended highlights of the match will be available to subscribers of Cardiff City TV.

Social: Live updates will come via our official Women’s Twitter account, @CardiffCityFCW!