Adran Premier Preview | Cardiff City vs. Barry Town United
The Bluebirds return to Cardiff City Stadium this Sunday (29/10), facing Barry Town United in the Adran Premier.
The fixture will kick-off at 5.10pm, with live coverage on S4C’s Sgorio.
TICKET INFORMATION | SUPPORT THE BLUEBIRDS
Tickets for Sunday’s fixture are available to purchase online, with prices* as follows:
- Adult: £5
- U16: £1
All tickets will be situated in the Ninian Stand, Blocks 113, 114 and 115, with Wheelchair Access available in Block 110.
*Prices are inclusive of booking fees.
Tickets will also be available to purchase from the Ticket Office at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday, which will be open from 3pm until kick-off.
ADRAN PREMIER | SEASON SO FAR
The Bluebirds head into Sunday’s fixture on the back of a clinical performance against Pontypridd United last week.
Iain Darbyshire’s side recorded an impressive 5-1 victory, with Eliza Collie, Siobhan Walsh, Molly Kehoe, Seren Watkins and Mikayla Cook on the scoresheet.
The victory stretched City’s lead at the top of the Adran Premier table to three points, with Wrexham and Swansea City level in second on ten points.
Sunday’s opponents, Barry Town United, have won one and lost four of their opening five fixtures.
The Linnets are currently seventh in the table, three points above Pontypridd United and two points behind Cardiff Metropolitan University.
The side’s solitary victory of the campaign came against the latter, earning a 4-2 win at Jenner Park in their last league game.
IN DEPTH | STATZONE
Ahead of Sunday’s match, let’s take a look at some interesting stats…
- In City’s last four fixtures at Cardiff City Stadium, the Bluebirds have recorded ten points and have scored 20 goals, an average of five per game.
- Striker Rhianne Oakley has featured at CCS twice, scoring three goals.
- In the two meetings between the two sides last season, City recorded six points, with 3-0 and 1-0 victories.
- The Bluebirds are currently joint-top scorers in the league, level on 14 goals with The New Saints.
- Barry Town United striker India Shanahan netted 24 league goals for City’s U19s side last season.
- The Linnets have conceded 18 goals so far this season, the most in the division.
IN FORM | ELIZA COLLIE
City striker Collie heads into Sunday’s game in fine form, having scored seven goals and recorded three assists in six appearances in all competition this season.
Eliza has linked up well with her fellow attackers, operating in a front three this past Sunday with Kehoe and Mackenzie Olden.
The striker also has a positive record at CCS, having impressed in the fixture against Abergavenny last November.
Eliza came on off the bench to net a fine brace, continuing her goalscoring form since that night.
City Memories | Danielle Green
Bluebirds wing-back Danielle Green has shown her quality in previous performances at CCS, notably scoring a brilliant solo goal in last season's victory over Abergavenny.
Reflecting on the experience, Danielle said: "It was definitely one of the more memorable goals I’ve scored, not only because I don’t score that many, but because of the whole atmosphere and the occasion. It was definitely a special moment for me!
"To play at CCS is a massive stepping stone for the squad in terms of how football is developing in Wales. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our talent on a wider scale, in front of all our fans.
"They are massive for us, they spur us on to be better, no matter what game it is. We perform well so that our fans can be inspired by us to become footballers in the future, or to even just enjoy watching women’s football in Wales."