Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. Pontypridd United

Adran Premier Preview | Cardiff City vs. Pontypridd United

Cardiff City Women continue their Adran Premier campaign by hosting Pontypridd United on Sunday afternoon.

The fixture will take place at Cardiff International Sports Campus, with a kick-off time of 2pm.

Cardiff City Women

Tickets are now on sale for Sunday’s fixture and are available to purchase online, with prices as follows:

  • Adult: £5
  • U16: £1

Get your tickets here!

Alternatively, tickets will be available to purchase on arrival at Cardiff International Sports Campus on Sunday.

The sat-nav postcode for Cardiff International Sports Campus is CF11 8AZ.

The ground is located an 11-minute walk away from Ninian Park Station and a 32-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.

Parking on matchday is free outside Cardiff City Stadium, with parking also available for £1 outside Cardiff International Sports Campus.

Hot drinks and food are available to purchase on matchday at Cafe2U, which is by the ground’s main reception.

Emma Beynon in action for Cardiff City Women

The Bluebirds head into this weekend’s fixture on the back of a brilliant 3-0 victory over Wrexham at Cardiff City Stadium last time out.

Striker Eliza Collie netted a fine first-half brace, before Tija Richardson made a great impact off the bench to add a third.

The victory keeps City six points clear at the top of the Adran Premier table, with Swansea City currently in second.

Sunday’s opponents, Pontypridd United, sit at the foot of the table, having recorded one point from the opening 11 fixtures.

However, there have been encouraging signs from their recent fixtures, claiming a 1-1 draw against Aberystwyth Town, before falling to a narrow 2-1 defeat to Swansea City last time out.

Tija Richardson in action for Cardiff City Women

Ahead of this Sunday’s fixture, we take a look at some interesting stats…

  • The Bluebirds currently have the best defensive record in the division, having conceded just four goals in the opening 11 games.
  • Goalkeeper Ceryn Chamberlain has kept five consecutive clean sheets in the league.
  • City have faced Pontypridd United twice in all competitions this season, scoring eight goals and conceding once.
  • After 11 games, City have accumulated 31 points, scored 37 goals and have conceded four. Last season, the tally was 29 points, 35 goals and five goals conceded. In the 2021/22 campaign, the Bluebirds recorded 21 points, scored 34 goals and conceded 17 goals.
  • Bluebirds striker Collie has scored 12 goals in her last six appearances in all competitions.
  • Pontypridd United have scored the fewest amount of goals in the Adran Premier this season, netting six goals in 11 matches.
Eliza Collie celebrates scoring for Cardiff City

The last league meeting at the USW Sports Park saw the Bluebirds claim an impressive 5-1 victory.

City attacker Collie gave Iain Darbyshire’s side an early lead, before two goals in two minutes from Siobhan Walsh and Molly Kehoe put the Bluebirds 3-0 up at the break.

The pick of the goals came after the interval however, as Seren Watkins fired a fine strike from distance to find the net.

City have scored a series of team goals so far this season and a swift move resulted in Kehoe squaring to Mikayla Cook, who sealed the victory