Wrexham Preview

Bute Energy Welsh Cup Preview | Wrexham vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City Women compete in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup Final against Wrexham on Sunday afternoon. 

The fixture will take place at Rodney Parade in Newport on May 5th, 5.25pm KO.

Rhianne Oakley

Tickets for Sunday’s fixture are available to purchase online, with prices as follows:

  • Adults: £5
  • U16: £2

Get your tickets here!

The sat-nav postcode for Rodney Parade is NP19 0UU. By car, the drive from Cardiff City Stadium takes approximately 35 minutes.

The ground is located a 12-minute walk from Newport Station. A train from Cardiff Central takes approximately 15 minutes.

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

Molly Kehoe

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.

The Semi-Final stage saw the Bluebirds claim a dramatic 3-1 win over Swansea City Women at the SDM Glass Stadium.

Iain Darbyshire

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

"We’re really excited for Sunday’s game,” Iain began. “We’ve had a bit of a break since winning the Adran Trophy, but in that time, the girls have worked really hard to prepare for what is going to be a tough test for us this weekend. Wrexham have been a good addition to the league and we’ve had some great battles with them, but we know that if we play to the levels that we’ve set so far this season, we’re capable of coming away with a positive result. 

“This is a huge opportunity for us to create a bit of club history. We’ve never won a domestic treble and it’s something that we set out to do at the start of the season. We’ve achieved the first two steps through some fantastic performances over the course of the campaign and we have to produce to that same level on Sunday.”

Seren Watkins in action for Cardiff City Women

Our last clash with Wrexham was on the final day of the 2023/24 Adran Premier campaign, taking place at Cardiff City Stadium. 

On a memorable day, the Bluebirds lifted the title after claiming a dominant 5-1 victory. 

Rhianne Oakley opened the scoring for City, before Mikayla Cook and Siobhan Walsh netted before the break. 

In the second half, Eliza Collie added a fourth, with Olivia Basham scoring her first Adran Premier goal. 

In the fixtures between the two sides this season, the Bluebirds have won the four league clashes, whilst claiming victory in the Adran Trophy Semi-Final.