Bute Energy Welsh Cup Preview: Swansea City vs. Cardiff City

Bute Energy Welsh Cup Preview | Swansea City vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City Women face Swansea City in the Semi-Final of the Bute Energy Welsh Cup on Sunday, March 3rd.

The fixture will take place at the SDM Glass Stadium, Bridgend, with a kick-off time of 2pm.

Megan Bowen celebrates for Cardiff City Women

Tickets for Sunday’s fixture can only be purchased on arrival, with no online availability. Prices are as follows:

  • Adults: £5
  • Concessions: £2

Please note: Tickets can only be purchased through cash, with no card payment available.

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.

Mikayla Cook in action for Cardiff City Women

Having been victorious in both of the last two season, the Bluebirds reached the last four of this year’s competition with three convincing wins.

Starting the campaign with a victory over Llanelli Town, the win included four goals apiece for strikers Eliza Collie and Madison Lloyd.

City followed up with a 5-0 victory at home against Swansea University, with Mackenzie Olden netting a brace.

In the Quarter-Finals, Iain Darbyshire’s side travelled to Pontypridd United’s USW Sports Park and claimed a professional 3-0 win.

Sunday’s opponents, Swansea City, started their Cup campaign with a narrow 2-1 win over Cardiff Met.

Their last 16 tie proved to be a more comfortable win, claiming a 7-3 victory at Cwmbran Celtic.

In the previous round, the Swans cruised to a 6-1 win at Cascade to book their place in the last four.

Iain Darbyshire on the touchline for Cardiff City Women

Ahead of Sunday's fixture, we caught up with head coach Darbyshire. 

"Every South Wales derby, we all get really excited for it. It's a Cup that we've been successful in the last few years. The full focus is winning the game and making sure that we're in that Final. We've proven over the last few years how good we are as a team. The defeat against Swansea a few weeks ago was a step too far for us with the amount of injuries that we had. Those players are back now and the players are all excited. 

"The spirit in the group is really good. We all enjoyed a week off and it came at a good time for us, but now, we're fully focused on making sure that we're challenging for all three trophies. We want to win everything, that's been our target all season. Winning this Cup two years ago was a real platform for our success."

Kelly Adams

Our Bute Energy Welsh Cup win over Llanelli Town earlier this season saw Kelly Adams net her first City goal. 

It was a brilliant moment for the Bluebirds midfielder, who has impressed since joining from Swansea City Women in the summer. 

Recalling her first goal for the Club, she said: "When we played Llanelli, it was a great team performance. It was a brilliant win for us to get through to the next round. To top it off, I scored my first goal for Cardiff City, which was a special moment for me. 

"It’s always a good feeling when you score. I don’t score many so when I do, I have enjoy it while I can. Of course, it was even better because it was my first goal for the Club. There are a great bunch of girls at Cardiff City and we all like to see each other do well."

Turning her attention to the Bute Energy Welsh Cup Semi-Final, Kelly added: "We are all looking forward to Sunday. Everyone has trained hard this week and we know we need to put that into our performance on the weekend."