Barry Town United visit Leckwith this Sunday...

Match Preview | Cardiff City FC Women vs. Barry Town United Ladies

Cardiff City FC Women welcome Barry Town United to Cardiff International Sports Campus on Sunday afternoon (30/01), 2pm KO.

The Bluebirds will be looking to book a place in the semi-final of the Adran Trophy, having earned a tie with the Linnets after a 3-0 win over Pwllheli in the previous round.

Sunday’s opponents Barry Town United will be playing their first game of 2022, having finished last calendar year with a 3-1 win over Caldicot Town in the previous round.

In the fixtures against the Linnets this season, the Bluebirds have recorded 2-0 and 7-1 victories, with Danielle Broadhurst netting a superb hat-trick in the latter.

Cardiff City FC Women prepare for their next match...

“We’ve had two good matches against them this season,” head coach Iain Darbyshire began. “They’ve got some really good young players; they’re a club that I think do things in the right way. They play good football and put a lot of effort into their youth system, which is good to see and is something we’re trying to do ourselves, so we have a lot of respect for them.

“We’re excited for the match. It’s a quarter-final, a chance to get into a semi-final and one of our objectives is to win a trophy this year. If we’re going to do that, we’re going to have to win this weekend.

“It’s a massive opportunity. We’ve got two quarter-finals in a row now, so hopefully we can get two positive results in them and that’s two semi-finals to look forward to. In these one-off games, anything can happen, so we’re going to have to be careful and make sure we play our football.”

Lisa Owen in action...

Ahead of facing the Linnets, right-back Lisa Owen added: “They’re definitely going to be up for it, so it’s going to be a tough game, but I’ve got faith that if we play to the standard that we can, we can do it and get into the semi-final.

“It would mean everything to us girls to win silverware this season, because we’re working so hard. We’ve gelled together so well and you can see how much we’ve improved. There’s a really good atmosphere in our squad at the minute, but winning a trophy at the end of this season would make it even better.”