Adran Premier Preview: Aberystwyth Town vs. Cardiff City

Adran Premier Preview | Aberystwyth Town vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City Women travel to Aberystwyth Town’s Park Avenue for the third fixture of Phase Two.

The match will take place on Sunday, March 24th, with a kick-off time of 2pm.

Cardiff City FC Women huddle ahead of kick-off

Tickets for Sunday’s fixture can be purchased on arrival at Park Avenue, with both cash and card payment available. Prices as follows:

  • Adults: £5
  • Concessions: £3

The sat-nav postcode for Park Avenue is SY23 1PB. The car journey from Cardiff City Stadium takes approximately two-and-a-half hours.

Aberystwyth Train Station is a seven-minute walk from Park Avenue. The train journey from Cardiff Central takes four hours and 51 minutes, with a change in Shrewsbury. The only service that arrives in time for kick-off departs Cardiff Central at 8.30am.

Food and drink will be available for all supporters at the ground on matchday.

Rhianne Oakley in action for Cardiff City Women

The Bluebirds head into this Sunday’s fixture on the back of two wins to begin Phase Two.

City claimed a 3-0 win over Aberystwyth Town at Cardiff International Sports Campus, prior to defeating Wrexham 6-1 at The Rock last week.

All three of Iain Darbyshire’s attackers got on the scoresheet, with a hat-trick for Eliza Collie, a brace for Rhianne Oakley and a goal for Molly Kehoe.

Due to Swansea City Women’s postponement against Aberystwyth Town, City are now eight points clear at the top of the table, having played one game greater than the Swans, who are in second.

Sunday’s opponents secured their place in the top four on the final day of Phase One, recording a dramatic 3-3 draw against The New Saints.

The Seasiders currently sit on 17 points, 12 behind Wrexham in third place, but the Black and Greens have a game in-hand over the Red Dragons.

Iain Darbyshire on the touchline for Cardiff City Women

Head coach Darbyshire shared his thoughts ahead of this Sunday's fixture.

"Morale is really high at the moment. We've been working towards the performance that we had against Wrexham over the past few weeks. We had a feeling before the game that we were going to put in a big performance and the girls were fantastic. 

"It's been a great start to Phase Two. We knew we were going to have to be consistent after we were put under a little bit of pressure with our defeat to Swansea. The girls have responded really well since then. As a squad, when we're pushed, we get better and better. We're happy with where we are, but there's still work to do. 

"We're good away from home. Last time we played in Aberystwyth, it was a difficult environment, but we enjoyed that. Our players are not only good footballers, but they're more than capable in the physical side of the game as well. We love that about this team."

Ffion Price in action for Cardiff City Women

The Bluebirds clashed with the Seasiders in the Adran Trophy Semi-Final earlier this season.

City claimed a brilliant 4-0 win, with a fine hat-trick for wing-back Ffion Price.

After centre-back Megan Bowen had opened the scoring for the Bluebirds, Ffion added a second goal with a brilliant first-time strike.

The second half saw the defender add a further two goals to her tally, both coming in the form of fine long-range strikes.

February’s win saw City book a place in the Adran Trophy Final, where we will take on Swansea City.