Match Preview: Aberystwyth Town vs. Cardiff City

Adran Premier Preview | Aberystwyth Town vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City Women return to Adran Premier action on Sunday, December 17th, with a trip to Aberystwyth Town.

The fixture will take place at Park Avenue, with a kick off time of 2pm.


Admission for Sunday’s fixture will cost £5, with free entry for concessions.

Both cash and card payment will be available on arrival at Park Avenue.

Cardiff City Women celebrate defeating Pontypridd United

The Bluebirds head into Sunday’s fixture currently sitting at the top of the Adran Premier table.

Iain Darbyshire’s side have recorded seven wins and one draw from the opening eight matches, continuing from their unbeaten league campaign last year.

In the last league fixture, City claimed a 3-0 win over Cardiff Met, with Mackenzie Olden opening the scoring, before midfielder Seren Watkins scored a second half brace.

Sunday’s opponents are currently fifth in the table, trailing The New Saints by two points.

The Seasiders made a positive start to the campaign, but suffered three consecutive defeats against Wrexham, Swansea City and The New Saints.

However, their last league game resulted in a victory, as they claimed a 2-0 win at Barry Town United.

Siobhan Walsh

In City's victory over Pontypridd United last time out, captain Siobhan Walsh was named Player of the Match. 

Walsh has played an integral part in a brilliant defensive record so far this season, conceding just four league goals in eight matches. 

The defender has also contributed with two goals this campaign, coming in the league win over Pontypridd United in October, as well as netting at Cardiff City Stadium against Barry Town United.

Rhianne Oakley in action for Cardiff City Women

In our last trip to Park Avenue, the Bluebirds claimed an important 5-1 win on the way to winning the Adran Premier title. 

City fell behind in the first half, but the introduction of Rhianne Oakley at half time proved a turning point, as the striker equalised within minutes of coming on to set the Bluebirds on the path to victory.

Recalling a memorable goal, Rhianne said: "It’s always a great feeling scoring for the team, especially to come on and get us back in the game. If I remember, I think it was my first touch of the ball.

"Home and away, it’s always a tough game against Aberystwyth and they caused us problems, but we showed great character and resilience to come from behind. Games like these are essential to winning the league."