Adran Premier Preview: Wrexham vs. Cardiff City

Adran Premier Preview | Wrexham vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City Women continue Phase Two of the Adran Premier with a clash against Wrexham at The Rock.

The fixture will take place on Sunday, March 17th, 2pm KO.

Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

Tickets are now on sale for Sunday’s fixture and are available to purchase online. Entry will cost £3 for adults and £1 for U16s. All U14s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Get your tickets here!

All tickets will be issued as paper tickets. There will be a ticket collection facility for away supporters at The Rock on matchday.

Tickets will go off sale at midday on Sunday, while tickets may be sold at the ground on matchday, dependent on availability.

All matchday sales will be cash-only, with no provisions for card payment.

The sat-nav postcode for The Rock is LL14 3YG. Parking will be available on-site for Sunday’s fixture.

Rhianne Oakley and Eliza Collie celebrate

The Bluebirds head into Sunday’s fixture currently sitting five points clear at the top of the Adran Premier table.

Last time out, Iain Darbyshire’s side put in a professional performance to claim a 3-0 win over Aberystwyth Town at Cardiff International Sports Campus.

Rhianne Oakley opened the scoring for City, before a swift double just after the break from Hollie Smith and Eliza Collie ensured the victory.

Wrexham are currently third in the table, trailing Swansea City in second by six points.

Steve Dale’s team faced the Swans at Llandarcy Academy of Sport last weekend and fell to a 3-2 defeat.

Iain Darbyshire

Ahead of this weekend’s fixture, head coach Darbyshire shared his thoughts.

We know it’s going to be a difficult game, because they had a good performance against Swansea last weekend. Every time we play against them, it has been a test and we have had to find different ways of breaking them down. It’s an exciting game and a great away day at The Rock, so we’re looking forward to it.

We’re just trying to build every week now. We know there are things that we need to work on, but there are things that we’re putting in place to help us to progress through to the end of the season. Last Sunday was a great result for us and we were successful in both Semi-Finals, so what we’re looking for now is consistency. We want our players to repeatedly play at their highest level; the ones who do will be the ones who are selected.

We’ve got a team of big game players. They step up when they are challenged and we’ve got a really talented squad. The players need to keep training hard and keep their focus. If we all do that, I think we’ll be really successful.

Emma Beynon in action for Cardiff City Women

In the last meeting between the two sides, the Bluebirds claimed a brilliant 3-0 win at Cardiff City Stadium.

The match was a special moment for midfielder Emma Beynon, who represented City at CCS for the first time.

Recalling the victory, she said: “I loved playing at Cardiff City Stadium for the first time as a Bluebird the last time we played Wrexham. The day as a whole was a really good experience and one that will always be a good memory. We got the result that we wanted in front of the crowd, who were there supporting and cheering us on.

“I definitely think we relish the big games, we have that grit between our teeth knowing that they’re going to be tough games and we have to give everything to get the results we want. I’m really pleased with how we’ve performed so far this season and hoping we can keep that up with a good performance this Sunday.”