Match Preview: Llanelli Town vs. Cardiff City Women

Bute Energy Welsh Cup Preview | Llanelli Town vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City Women begin their Bute Energy Welsh Cup campaign on Sunday, October 15th, 2pm KO.

The Bluebirds will face Adran South outfit Llanelli Town at Stebonheath Park.


Tickets will be available to purchase on arrival at Sunday’s fixture.

Admission will cost £2 per person in a great opportunity to support the Bluebirds.

Molly Kehoe celebrates scoring for Cardiff City Women

City's Molly Kehoe heads into this weekend's fixture in fantastic form, having impressed since joining the Club in the summer. 

Representing the Cayman Islands a fortnight ago, Molly scored with a fine strike from distance to earn her side a draw against Anguilla. 

Returning to the Welsh capital to represent the Bluebirds, the attacker netted her first goal for the Club in some style, picking out the top corner in a 3-1 win over The New Saints. 

Last time out, Molly netted a brilliant brace against Wrexham at The Rock to take her goal tally for City up to three for the season. 

Rhianne Oakley in action for Cardiff City Women
  • Striker Rhianne Oakley has six goals in her last four appearances in the competition.
  • City netted 22 goals in the competition last season, an average of 4.4 per game.
  • The Bluebirds kept a clean sheet in all five fixtures in the cup last season.
  • City have netted six goals in the two away games so far this season, conceding once.
  • Llanelli Town are the top scorers in this year’s competition so far, having won their qualifying round against Morriston Town 19-0.
  • Sunday’s opponents are unbeaten in their last four fixtures in all competitions.
Eliza Collie celebrates with the FAW Women's Cup trophy

The Bluebirds have won the Bute Energy Welsh Cup in the last two consecutive seasons. Last year, striker Eliza Collie netted three goals on City’s way to claiming the cup, including the first goal in a 4-0 win in the final over Briton Ferry Llansawel.

Recalling the memories of last year’s final, Eliza said: “It was a very good feeling to score the opener. There’s always a lot of pressure in a cup final, so to be able to take a bit of pressure off the girls was a good feeling.

“Winning the cup is a happy memory, but being able to contribute with goals to get us to the final is a brilliant feeling as a striker.

“Last season was such an amazing season for us, we knew what we had to do in order to be successful and we did that. To win the double was an amazing achievement, missing out on the treble gave us motivation to make sure we were successful in the league and in the cup. Ending the season on such a high was an important thing to take into this season.”

Turning her attention to this weekend’s fixture, the striker added: “We have a very good squad this year with new players coming to add to the strength we already had.

“We had a successful cup run last year and we hope to take that momentum into this year as well. The focus is to take it one game at a time and make sure we put everything into the game.”