City in Focus | Emma excited for CCS clash
The Bluebirds are set to return to Cardiff City Stadium next Sunday, when they take on Wrexham in the Adran Premier.
The clash will mark the fourth time City have played at the stadium since the start of last season, having recorded a win over Barry Town United at CCS earlier this campaign.
Midfielder Emma Beynon has largely contributed to the Bluebirds’ positive start to the season after joining from Swansea City Women in the summer.
“It’s really good for us,” Emma began. “Any time we can play at Cardiff City Stadium, it’s an exciting opportunity. It’ll be my first time playing there in a Cardiff City shirt, so that’ll be a big thing for me personally, but all the girls are looking forward to it.
“It’s massive for the women’s game. Whenever we can get a lot of people to watch, it’s really positive, but there have been a lot of fans watching us now whether it’s been at the stadium or not, so that shows the growth. The girls really relish that because hearing the support from the sidelines really gives us a boost.
“It’s a really exciting time to play in this league. It’s changed a lot since I first started playing. It’s only been positive steps since then and I think it will continue to grow. The league is definitely going in the right direction.”
Opponents Wrexham were promoted from the Adran North at the end of last season and have since competed well in the top-flight.
In the reverse fixture at The Rock, City claimed a 3-0 win, with a brace for Molly Kehoe and a goal for Ffion Price.
Emma continued: “Any game in the league is a big game. Wrexham have come into this league and have shown what they’re about.
“We can’t underestimate them because they’ve shown what they can do. It will be a big game and a good game to watch, I’m sure.”
A huge positive for City in the last fixture at CCS was the fantastic support from the fans, with 1,092 in attendance.
“It makes a massive difference,” Emma added. “When I was young, there’d only be about ten people watching, but having all these people coming to watch us now is great.
“We just can’t wait to have the fans there and hopefully, we can have even more there than we did in the game against Barry.
“We’re massively grateful for the support. The fans mean a lot to us and we give our time to them as much as we can because they deserve it.”