FAW Women's Cup Match Preview | Cardiff Met vs. Cardiff City
City Women look to book a place in the final of the FAW Women’s Cup as they face Cardiff Metropolitan University at Penydarren Park on Sunday, 19 February, 2pm KO - 2pm KO!
The Bluebirds head into the fixture on the back of securing an Adran Trophy final spot with a hard-fought 3-1 win over The New Saints.
Despite falling behind, second-half goals from Manon Pearce, Siobhan Walsh and Phoebie Poole saw City turn the game on its head.
So far in the FAW Women’s Cup, the Bluebirds have recorded wins over Cascade, Pontypridd United and Abergavenny.
City faced Cardiff Met in the final last season and were victorious thanks to memorable goals from Seren Watkins and Lily Billingham.
The Archers have progressed to this year’s semi-final with wins over Caerphilly Castle, Swansea City and Llandudno.
“We set our targets at the start of the season to win all three trophies and we’re on course to do that; we’re in a very good position,” head coach Iain Darbyshire began. “We’re disappointed to be without our international players, but we have a very talented squad. We’re one of the only teams in the country who could still turn out a positive performance and we’re confident that we will do so. That’s our target.
“We’ve had three great training sessions this week, the players are ready, they’ve got fire in their bellies and come Sunday, we believe that we can go out there and get the job done.
“We’ve got some fantastic players. We’ve got a great squad. We believe in the players and they believe in themselves. This week has been positive, we’ve been focused on football.
“We’ve got plan A, B and C for the weekend and I fully believe we can get a positive result. That will highlight the strength in depth that we have and the winning mentality that we’ve been trying to build all season.”
Wing-back Ffion Price, who is having another fantastic campaign for City, added: “Who doesn’t love a cup run? I’m excited and raring to go. We want to get into that final and compete for that silverware. We know it will be a difficult game, but we are ready for the challenge. We want to get our hands on that cup.
“It’s a cup game so anything can happen. We’ve showcased our talents and ability against Met previously, but we are also aware of their talent too. We have been working hard in training and are well prepared.”