Match Preview: Wrexham vs. Cardiff City

Adran Trophy Preview | Wrexham vs. Cardiff City

The Bluebirds return to action for the first time in 2024 by facing Wrexham in the Adran Trophy.

The fixture will take place at The Rock, with a kick-off time of 2pm.


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.

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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.

Siobhan Walsh celebrates scoring for Cardiff City Women

This Sunday’s fixture is the Quarter-Final stage of the competition, after the Bluebirds progressed through the Last 16.

City claimed victory over Pontardawe Town, in which U19s players Grace Phillips, Olivia Basham and Demi Parry scored their first senior goals for the Club.

The Bluebirds have had success in the competition in recent years, reaching the Final in both of the last two campaigns.

Sunday’s opponents claimed a 4-0 win over Briton Ferry Llansawel in the previous round, with a brace from Carra Jones, as well as goals from Tonicha Dickens and Ava Suckley.

Eliza Collie in action for Cardiff City Women

City striker Eliza Collie ended 2023 in brilliant form, having netted in all three of our fixtures in December.

In the previous round against Pontardawe Town, the attacker came off the bench at half-time, before recording four goals and two assists in the second period.

Eliza also showed her quality in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup, as her alertness in the box saw her net the third in a 3-0 win over Pontypridd United.

The Bluebirds striker ended the calendar year with a brilliant hat-trick against Aberystwyth Town, with the highlight being the third goal.

Eliza lifted the ball over goalkeeper Margot Farnes, before calmly tapping the ball into an empty net to add a fifth goal in a 5-0 victory.

The Bluebirds triumph...

In our last meeting with Wrexham, the Bluebirds claimed a 3-0 win with a fine away performance.

City’s Molly Kehoe put in a standout showing with a brilliant brace, before wing-back Ffion Price added a third late on to net her first goal of the campaign.

Recalling the meeting at The Rock, Price said: “Playing Wrexham was a game I’ll never forget. From their previous results early on in the league, they demonstrated their talent and ability to challenge.

“They were strong, resilient and showed that against us. With the quality of Molly, she provided us with a two-goal advantage, which allowed us to control and relax in the game.

“Wrexham didn’t give up and demonstrated their fight until the final whistle. As a team, we kept going and luckily for me, the ball fell at my feet in the right area, and I was able to stick it in the back of the net. I’m pretty sure my celebrations will tell you how much that goal meant for me and the team.”