Match Preview: Pontypridd United vs. Cardiff City

Bute Energy Welsh Cup Preview | Pontypridd United vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City Women are in Bute Energy Welsh Cup action this weekend, facing Pontypridd United.

The fixture will take place at the USW Sports Park on Sunday, December 10th, with a kick-off time of 2pm.


Tickets for Sunday’s fixture will be available to purchase on arrival at the USW Sports Park.

With a fee of £3, tickets can be bought on the door, with both cash and card payment available.

Madison Lloyd in action for Cardiff City Women

The Bluebirds began their Bute Energy Welsh Cup campaign with an impressive win at Llanelli Town.

City striker Madison Lloyd impressed in the victory, netting her first senior goals for the Club, ending the match with four to her tally.

Facing Swansea University in the next round, City recorded a 5-0 victory, with a notable goal from centre-back Hannah Power.

Despite a challenging start to their league season, Pontypridd United have had a positive Bute Energy Cup Campaign so far.

A 9-0 win over Penclawdd was followed by an emphatic 17-0 victory over Aberaman, which booked their clash with the Bluebirds.

Molly Kehoe in action for Cardiff City Women

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

  • City haven’t conceded a goal in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup since March 13th, 2022.
  • Molly Kehoe’s goal against Pontypridd United in October was one of nine goal involvements in eight matches in all competitions this season.
  • The Bluebirds have kept four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions.
  • Pontypridd United are the lowest scorers in the Adran Premier with four league goals this season.
  • Sunday’s opponents’ striker Efa Preece Jones has netted ten goals in all competitions so far this campaign, with eight coming in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup.
Cardiff City Women celebrate scoring against Swansea University

It’s been a positive few weeks for City striker Mackenzie Olden, who has had a prolific spell for the Bluebirds.

Olden has scored seven goals in her last three appearances, including four goals in the first half against Pontardawe Town last time out.

Reflecting on her impressive form, Mackenzie said: “I am really pleased with my recent performances and to be able to contribute towards the team progressing in both cups and keeping a good position in the league. I am excited for the game on Sunday.

“The goals have definitely felt like a reward for my hard work. I’ve put a lot of effort into training and received a lot of support from my team mates and the staff.

“It definitely helps that we are a great unit together and we all work hard for each other, which contributes massively to my on field performance.”