Adran Premier Preview | Cardiff Met vs. Cardiff City
Cardiff City FC Women face Cardiff Metropolitan University at Cyncoed Campus on Wednesday evening (23/11), 7.45pm KO.
Tickets for tonight's game will be available to purchase at Cyncoed Campus, for the price of £3.
The Bluebirds head into the contest on the back of a hard-fought victory over Briton Ferry Llansawel in the Adran Trophy last time out, with Phoebie Poole, Megan Bowen and Zoe Atkins on the scoresheet.
Iain Darbyshire’s side have made a hugely positive start to the campaign, currently sitting at the top of the Adran Premier table, having recorded eight wins and one draw in the opening nine fixtures.
In the previous meeting between the two sides, City claimed a 3-1 victory, with a brace for striker Rhianne Oakley and a goal for midfielder Danielle Broadhurst.
Opponents Cardiff Metropolitan University are currently third in the Adran Premier, nine points behind the Bluebirds, having played a game fewer.
Speaking ahead of the fixture, Iain Darbyshire said: “We are aiming to take three points from the match. We know how dangerous a side Cardiff Met can be, so we are prepared, focused and ready for the match.
“We believe in what we are doing and that if we are on our game, we can beat anyone in the league. Belief has been the key for us this season and we go into every game confident we can have a positive result.
"It is always great to play a midweek match under the lights, so it’s a match we are definitely looking forward to.”
Defender Hannah Power, who has made an impressive start to the campaign, added: “It would be a massive statement to beat Met this week.
"We played really well at home and left everything on the pitch to get those three points in the previous meeting against them, and we intend to do exactly the same this Wednesday. Every game we play is a must-win game, but this Wednesday is a really big one for us.
“I feel like we've overcome the mental barrier that we had in previous seasons playing the teams in and around the top of the table, such as Met and Swansea.
"There is an air of confidence and positivity when we go into these kind of games now because of how well we've been playing, but we're also not getting too far ahead of ourselves and know that we need to put in the hard work every week and every game to achieve those three points against those teams around us.”