Aberystwyth Preview

Match Preview | Aberystwyth Town Ladies vs. Cardiff City FC Women

The Bluebirds continue their Adran Premier campaign by travelling to face Aberystwyth Town on Sunday afternoon - kick-off at 2pm.

City are currently in second place in the Adran Premier's league table, level on points with Swansea City. Meanwhile, Aberystwyth are in fourth, with a total on 12 points gathered thus far in the current league campaign. 

In their most recent outing, Town defeated Barry Town United 2-1 away from home, earning three points on Sunday, October 31st.

City last faced Aberystwyth on September 12th, as the Bluebirds won their second consecutive match of the 2021/22 season to continue a perfect start to the campaign.

Phoebe Poole opened the scoring in the first half with a well-taken penalty kick, then doubling the lead seven minutes later with a low strike from inside the area.

After the interval, City came out strong and their third goal arrived with 62 minutes on the clock. Amy Williams netted her first of the season, powerfully striking beyond stopper Ashman.

Danielle Broadhurst scored the fourth and final goal of the afternoon, firing home from close range.

Iain Darbyshire - Head Coach of Cardiff City FC Women...

Ahead of the fixture, Cardiff City FC Women's head coach Iain Darbyshire previewed the match with cardiffcityfc.co.uk.

"We've had two great sessions during the week, with great intensity," he began. "The players have really bought into everything, and we've got a few coming back from injuries. Spirits are really high and we're all really looking forward to Sunday.

"We're five unbeaten at the moment and we're really expecting a tough game from Aberystwyth. They're on a good run of form and they've picked up more points already than they had done last season. 

"We're looking to carry on with our momentum, and we know that if we play the same attacking football that we did on the weekend then hopefully that will take care of the game.

"We've got some big games coming up, so we just need to keep this run going, with everyone enjoying their football. I'm very excited about the next month, and I'm sure that the players are feeling the exact same way about it."

City's Catherine Walsh, who scored a hat-trick last time out against Port Talbot Town, added: "Training has been good, we have been working on certain things that we think we need moving into Sunday’s game and building on our performance from last Sunday. Everyone feels better when we're winning games and it’s a big aim of ours to keep pushing now heading into a really tough end of phase one.

"Aberystwyth away is always a tough game and especially in the form they are currently in. We know the challenges we are going to face and we are going to all have to be at our best to get a result. Every game we play is a squad effort, rotation and minutes are key to keeping everyone fit and ticking over going into a busy phase two after Christmas."