Adran Premier Preview | Cardiff City vs. Swansea City
City Women conclude their 2023/23 league season at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon, facing off against Swansea City Ladies.
The Bluebirds have secured top spot in the Adran Premier and will lift the title at the full-time whistle.
Iain Darbyshire’s side head into the contest on the back of an impressive 2-0 win at Cardiff Metropolitan University, in which striker Eliza Collie again showed her quality. The attacker netted a fantastic second-half brace to record all three points for the Bluebirds.
Opponents Swansea City Ladies have secured a second-place finish in this year’s top-flight, having amassed 41 points in 19 fixtures. Last time out, the Swans fell to a 2-1 defeat to The New Saints, despite a goal from winger Katy Hosford.
The Bluebirds go into this game unbeaten in league action throughout the entire campaign.
“It’s a big game,” Iain began. “We’re trying to stay unbeaten for the whole season in the league and it’s a South Wales derby. We know it’s always a difficult game, no matter whether the league title is in the bag or not, they’ll be coming here playing with pride and they’ll want to win a derby, so we’ll prepare, we’ll take it very seriously and we’ll go for the win.
“It will be a big challenge. They’re still a good side. We’ve been on another level this year, but we can’t overlook them. We’ve had some difficult games against them this year: two draws and a win, so we’re going into it to win the game, entertain the fans and we want people to walk away thinking that I want to watch more women’s football.”
Defender Hannah Power, who has had a stellar season for the Bluebirds, added: “We’re really looking forward to it. It’s our last game of the season at Cardiff City Stadium, we’re going to lift the cup. It’s probably the game that I’m most excited for all season.
“We want to remain unbeaten and especially because it’s a South Wales derby, we want to win the game. It’s a really important game for us and we’re really excited to play in another derby.”