Adran Premier Preview | Abergavenny Women vs. Cardiff City
Cardiff City FC Women play their first away fixture of the 2022/23 Adran Premier campaign, facing Abergavenny Women at Pen-Y-Pound Stadium on Sunday (18/09), 2pm KO.
Entry to Sunday’s fixture will be free in a fantastic chance to see the Bluebirds in action.
Iain Darbyshire’s side head into this weekend following a 2-0 win over Pontypridd United on the opening day of the season.
Danielle Broadhurst, who put in a fantastic performance in midfield, opened the scoring, before substitute Phoebie Poole made sure of the three points in the second-half.
Opponents Abergavenny Women fell to a 2-1 loss to Aberystwyth Town on the opening weekend of the campaign, as Lisa Bird’s second-half goal wasn’t enough to mount a late comeback.
In the only meeting between the two sides last season, City recorded a hugely impressive 6-0 victory, going on to lift the FAW Women’s Cup at the end of the campaign.
“We’re expecting a really tough game,” assistant manager Scott Davies began. “Whenever we’ve played Abergavenny, historically, they’ve always given us a tough game. At their pitch, it’s going to be difficult, but we’ve worked hard this week, we know what to expect and we’re hoping to get a positive result.
“Especially with us playing Swansea next week, it’s really important that we build as much momentum as possible. It was a really good performance against Pontypridd, but we can take it to the next level against Abergavenny. Ideally, we want more goals, but we’ll need to be on our a-game.
“They’ve made a few additions over the summer, a few experienced players blended with youth. They’ve got some really talented players, so we’re expecting a tough game.”
Goalkeeper Ceryn Chamberlain kept a clean sheet on the opening day of the season, producing two notable saves of huge quality.
Ahead of this weekend’s fixture, she added: “It’ll be competitive game. When we’ve played them in the past, they’ve always been really competitive against us and it’s always been a good game, so it’ll be tough opposition. We’re all really focused after the positive first game of the season. Hopefully, that will drive us forward this weekend and in future games. Momentum is really important, so after our good start, we have to carry it through and build on that.”