Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. Pontardawe Town

Adran Trophy Preview | Cardiff City vs. Pontardawe Town

Cardiff City Women begin the Adran Trophy campaign by welcoming Pontardawe Town to Cardiff International Sports Campus.

The fixture will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, with a kick off time of 2pm.


Tickets are now on sale for Sunday’s clash, with prices as follows:

  • Adults: £3
  • U16s: £1
  • Women’s Team Season Ticket Holders: Free

Get your tickets here!

Tickets will also be available to purchase on arrival from main reception at Cardiff International Sports Campus on Sunday.

Molly Kehoe celebrates scoring for Cardiff City Women

The Bluebirds head into the start of the Adran Trophy campaign with an impressive opening to the season.

City currently sit at the top of the Adran Premier table, six points clear of Wrexham and Swansea City, who are second and third respectively.

Last time out, Iain Darbyshire’s side recorded a 3-0 win over Cardiff Met, with Mackenzie Olden opening the scoring, before Seren Watkins netted a second half brace.

Sunday’s opponents, Pontardawe Town, are currently sixth in the Adran South, the second tier of Welsh domestic football.

The side topped Group 4 of the opening stage of the Adran Trophy, winning all three of their fixtures.

Facing Caldicot Town, Coed Duon and Llanelli Town, they recorded 4-2, 5-2 and 3-1 victories.

Mackenzie Olden in action for Cardiff City Women

Ahead of this Sunday’s fixture, we take a look at some interesting stats…

  • City scored 17 goals in four Adran Trophy fixtures last season, an average of 4.25 per game.
  • The Bluebirds have won six of the last eight matches in the competition.
  • Attacker Mackenzie Olden has four goals and four assists in two cup appearances this season.
  • In the Adran Premier this seaon, the Bluebirds have conceded just four goals in eight matches, the best defensive record in the division.
  • Pontardawe Town’s top scorers this season are Keira Harris and Renee Day, who have netted eight goals apiece in all competitions.
Seren Watkins in action for Cardiff City Women

City have shown their quality in the Adran Trophy of late, specifically in the last two seasons.

The Bluebirds have reached the final in each of the last two campaigns, losing out to Cardiff Met.

Reflecting on her experience of playing in the competition, midfielder Watkins said: “There have been lots of great memories playing in the competition as we’ve had a good run in it over the last couple of years.

“We were disappointed to not win the Adran Trophy final in the last two years, so our aim as a squad is to get our hands on it this year and we’ll be working really hard to achieve that.”