Adran Premier Preview: Cardiff City vs. Swansea City

Adran Premier Preview | Cardiff City vs. Swansea City

Cardiff City Women are back in Adran Premier action, hosting Swansea City Women at Cardiff International Sports Campus.

The fixture will take place on Wednesday, March 27th, with a kick-off time of 7.45pm.

Cardiff City FC Women huddle ahead of kick-off

Tickets are now on sale for Wednesday’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.

Mikayla Cook in action for Cardiff City Women

The Bluebirds head into this weekend’s fixture currently sitting eight points clear at the top of the Adran Premier table. 

Despite the Swans having a game in hand, a win for City this Wednesday would secure the title for the second consecutive season. 

Iain Darbyshire’s side recorded a 2-0 victory at Aberystwyth Town last time out, with Mikayla Cook and Seren Watkins on the scoresheet.

Wednesday’s opponents head into the fixture on the back of a 3-2 victory over Wrexham at the STōK Cae Ras. 

With the score level at 2-2 in added time, right-back Ellie Lake netted a late winner for the Swans. 

Iain Darbyshire on the touchline for Cardiff City Women

Head coach Darbyshire shared his thoughts ahead of Wednesday’s fixture. 

“We know that it’s going to be a difficult game and a quick turnaround from our game against Aberystwyth on Sunday. We have a great opportunity to be champions of Wales again and we’ll be aiming to do that. We have confidence and have managed to rest a few players. It’d be great to have as many supporters there as possible to cheer us on. 

“It means everything to us. We’ve worked so hard all season and we’re going to aim for the three points, we’re not going to play for a draw, we’re going to go out there to get the win and finish off the job.”

Megan Bowen in action for Cardiff City Women

Our last meeting with the Swans was a Bute Energy Welsh Cup Semi-Final at the SDM Glass Stadium in Bridgend. 

With the contest set at 1-1 heading into the final five minutes, goals from substitutes Molly Kehoe and Megan Bowen saw City progress into the Final for the third successive year. 

Recalling the win, Megan said: “The win meant that we are able to progress in the Cup and stay on track to achieve the targets we set for ourselves at the start of the year to win all three trophies. It means a lot to the squad that we go a step further than last year.

“It’s never easy coming into such a physical game from the bench but both me and Molly were able to pick up the tempo of the game fairly quick. We were both very pleased to be able to contribute and help the team succeed in getting to another final.”

Turning her attention to Wednesday’s clash, she added: “We know what is at stake in the game and we believe that we have more than enough talent within the squad to achieve our aims. We’re really looking forward to the opportunity that we have in the game.

“A lot of confidence can be taken from the start we’ve had to Phase Two. Only conceding one goal in three games shows how solid we’ve been. We want to carry the momentum forward throughout the rest of the campaign and into the both Cup Finals.”