Swansea City Preview

Adran Trophy Preview | Cardiff City vs. Swansea City

Cardiff City Women face Swansea City in the Genero Adran Trophy Final this weekend. 

The fixture will take place on Sunday, April 14th at the SDM Glass Stadium in Bridgend, 5.10pm KO.

Cardiff City Women

Tickets can only be purchased for Sunday’s fixture with cash on matchday, with prices as follows: 

  • Adults: £8
  • U16: £5

The sat-nav postcode for the SDM Glass Stadium is CF31 4RH.

The ground is located a 37-min walk away from Bridgend Station. Please be aware that the walk includes a 249ft climb.

There is a car park outside the SDM Glass Stadium, with off-site street parking also available.

Hot drinks and food will be available to purchase in the clubhouse at the ground.

Seren Watkins in action for Cardiff City Women

The Bluebirds began the Adran Premier campaign with a convincing victory over Pontardawe Town.

In a fine performance, Grace Phillips, Demi Parry and Olivia Basham all netted their first senior goals for the Club.

At the Quarter-Final stage, City faced Wrexham at The Rock and produced another brilliant showing, with Seren Watkins and Molly Kehoe both netting fine strikes, before Eliza Collie ensured the victory in the second half.

A Semi-Final tie against Aberystwyth Town followed, with Megan Bowen opening the scoring, before Ffion Price netted a remarkable hat-trick in a 4-0 win.

In this year’s competition, Swansea City have defeated Llandudno, Cardiff Met and The New Saints.

Rhianne Oakley in action for Cardiff City Women

After returning from injury in late February, winger Rhianne Oakley had a brilliant Phase Two in the Adran Premier. 

She heads into this weekend’s game with six goals and two assists from her last six matches. 

Oakley netted a fine brace against Swansea City at Cardiff International Sports Campus in March, which largely contributed to a 4-0 win, which secured the Adran Premier title. 

Last time out, the winger showed great composure to score the opening goal in a 5-1 victory over Wrexham at Cardiff City Stadium, as she rounded goalkeeper Del Morgan and finished into an empty net from an acute angle.

Iain Darbyshire

Head coach Iain Darbyshire shared his thoughts ahead of Sunday’s Adran Trophy Final.

“This is a massive game for us. We set out at the start of the season to win all three competitions that we’re involved in and we have an opportunity to add a second trophy to our campaign on Sunday. Not only is it a Cup Final, but also a South Wales derby, which we understand the importance of to our fans. 

“We’re expecting a difficult challenge. Swansea will have been preparing for this game for a few weeks, so it will be a tough game, but one we’ll be ready for. We know that if we play our way and to the best of our ability, we’re capable of winning the trophy. 

“The Adran Trophy is a competition that has eluded us in recent years, but we’re so determined to take the extra step and win it this season.”