Adran Trophy Final - Match Preview | Cardiff City FC Women vs. Cardiff Met Women FC
Ticket Prices: Adults: £5, Over 65: £2, U18: £2.
The Bluebirds have had a great campaign in the trophy so far, starting out with a 3-0 win at Pwllheli, before a 4-1 victory over Barry Town United.
In the semi-final at Aberystwyth Town, Iain Darbyshire’s side put in a brilliant performance to secure a clinical 5-0 win.
Catherine Walsh and Phoebie Poole both netted impressive braces, as Ffion Price also got on the scoresheet, with two of City’s goals from the game being nominated for the Goal of the Month award.
Opponents Cardiff Metropolitan University have also made an impression this campaign, facing the Bluebirds in both the Adran Trophy and FAW Welsh Cup finals.
The Archers began their route to Dragon Park with an 8-0 victory over Llandudno, before a dramatic win over Swansea City Ladies on penalties.
Facing The New Saints in the semi-final was a test for Yzzy Taylor’s side, but Met stepped up to record a 3-2 victory in an enthralling contest.
“The next stage in our development is to be winning silverware,” head coach Darbyshire told us ahead of the final. “We want to be challenging every year. We’ve given ourselves two chances to win silverware this season in two cups, so that’s what we’ll be aiming to do. We don’t want to reach the end of the season disappointed because we’ve not won any silverware.
“It would mean a lot to everyone to win this weekend. We’ve got some senior players who have won trophies with us in the past, that’s how long they’ve stuck with this club. The young players are hungry to win silverware and they’ve added to the group, so we want to give them memories of winning silverware with Cardiff City.”
Defender Ffion Price, who has played a key part for the Bluebirds this season, added: “It’s always difficult when we play against Cardiff Met. They’re a really strong outfit and they set up well. Yzzy Taylor, the manager there, knows her team well, so It’s going to be a tough game, but it’s one that we’re all really looking forward to.
“We’ve been gutted with our results against Met in the league this season. I don’t think the results in those games really reflected the performances that we put in in those games. We’re determined to put it right and hopefully get the win.”