Adran Premier Preview | Cardiff City vs. Swansea City
Cardiff City Women conclude Phase One of the Adran Premier campaign by hosting Swansea City.
The fixture will take place at Cardiff International Sports Campus, with a kick-off time of 5.10pm.
Tickets are now on sale for Sunday’s fixture and are available to purchase online, with prices as follows:
- Adult: £5
- U16: £1
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.
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ADRAN PREMIER | SEASON SO FAR
The Bluebirds head into this weekend on the back off a 3-1 win over Barry Town United at Jenner Park last weekend.
City raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Siobhan Walsh and Mikayla Cook, before Taite Trivett pulled a goal back for the Linnets.
Iain Darbyshire’s side reacted admirably and secured victory through Emma Beynon’s first goal for the Club.
The win extended City’s lead at the top of the table to eight points heading into the conclusion of Phase Two.
Sunday’s opponents, Swansea City, are second in the table, having recorded nine wins in 13 matches.
The Swans are unbeaten in their last eight fixtures in all competitions, but dropped points last time out.
After falling behind at home to Aberystwyth Town, the side rescued a late point through Jessica Williams’ equaliser.
IN FORM | SIOBHAN WALSH
Captain Walsh is having another stellar season at the heart of the Bluebirds defence.
City have conceded just six goals in 13 matches, whilst also keeping seven clean sheets.
The centre-back has also been in goalscoring form of late, netting a penalty in a 2-1 win over Pontypridd United, before heading home the opener against Barry Town United last week.
Whilst the Bluebirds are the top scorers in the Adran Premier this season, the backline has provided a crucial platform for success.
CITY MEMORIES | LISA OWEN
In the reverse fixture at Llandarcy Academy of Sport earlier this season, City claimed a significant 1-0 victory.
A tense battle was settled by a moment of quality from Molly Kehoe, who showed great composure after racing through.
The Cayman Islands international finished clinically to mark her South Wales derby debut with a winning goal.
Another huge positive was the performance of wing-back Lisa Owen, who brilliantly took on the challenge of marking Swans top scorer Katy Hosford.
Sharing her memories of a big win for the Bluebirds, Lisa said: “It meant so much to us as a team, especially to the girls who have been at the Club for a number of years. I remember saying to Siobhan [Walsh] and Hannah [Power] how much of an unreal feeling it was, as it was the first time in years we had beaten them away. It shows how far we have come over the years.
“I think as a squad we all dug in and gave it our all. All of us had each other’s backs and we did everything we could to get those three points. Before the game, there was a lot said to me and I felt a lot of pressure to perform that day, because I know that one silly mistake could be a massive opportunity for their winger.
“But, our captain said to me to just play your game and you’ll be fine and that’s all I needed. It gave me the confidence and motivation to play well. It was an unbelievable feeling. We were all so buzzing and proud of each other.”
Commenting on the performance of match-winner Kehoe, Lisa added: “Molly has come in and has really added something special to our team. I think she has a real talent.
“She always impresses me and stands out in games. She’s only young, so has so much more to come. She’s a real threat to defenders, you know you can give her the ball and she will do something special.”