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2018/19 Season Review: Cardiff City FC Women

4 June 2019

Cardiff City FC Women completed their 2018/19 campaign on Sunday, April 28th and have had a positive season that has demonstrated overall improvement from 2017/18.

Improvement

The Bluebirds concluded the Welsh Premier Women’s League in third place, which is two places higher than the previous campaign, with five more points and a better goal difference by eight.

Moreover, City won ten of their 16 WPWL fixtures this season, drawing two and losing four, but did not drop a point to any team outside of the top five, compared to the last campaign when they won eight, drew three and lost seven.

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Top scorer

Forward Alana Murphy finished the campaign as squad top scorer in the WPWL with 12 goals and in all competitions with 16. The 21-year-old played in every one of Cardiff City’s 22 competitive matches and scored in nine of the 14 victories during her second season with the Club.

Her closest competitor was striker Catherine Walsh, who netted nine times in the WPWL and 12 in all competitions, but hasn’t scored since the 2-0 WPWL win over Cyncoed on Sunday, March 10th and since then Alana struck an additional four goals.

However, Catherine made one less appearance this campaign by not playing in the 11-1 FAW Women’s Cup Round One victory away to Tredegar Girls, in which the squad’s top scorer hit the back of the net twice.

Clean sheets

The Bluebirds kept a total of seven clean sheets during the 2018/19 campaign and both goalkeepers had a key role to play, as 20-year-old Ceryn Chamberlain kept four from 13 appearances and fellow stopper and Welsh international Claire Skinner took three from ten appearances.

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Manager’s view

Joel Hutton was impressed with his side’s overall performance throughout this season, which also saw them reach the Semi-Final of the WPWL League Cup and FAW Women’s Cup.

“Overall, it’s been a positive campaign,” said Joel. “We’ve finished two places higher from last season with a better points tally and a better goal difference, which are massive positives.

“The girls have worked really hard over the course of the season and had a week off, before coming back in for another two hard weeks.”

Become a Bluebird

Do you want to play for Cardiff City FC Women?

Join us at our Open Training Session at Cardiff International Sports Campus on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 | 10am-12pm!

To register your interest, email joel.hutton@cardiffcityfc.co.uk

Keep up to date with all the most recent news via our official Women’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, @CardiffCityFCW!


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