Match Preview | Cardiff City FC Women vs. Cardiff Met University Women FC
Cardiff City FC Women welcome Cardiff Metropolitan University to Cardiff International Sports Campus on Sunday (12/12) afternoon, 2pm KO.
The Bluebirds will be looking to make it three successive wins after last week’s impressive 4-0 victory at Pontypridd Town.
In the win over the Mighty Dragons, Ffion Price’s stunning long-range effort opened the scoring, before Catherine Walsh’s goal and Danielle Green’s superb brace secured all three points.
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Cardiff Metropolitan University head into the fixture on the back of an emphatic 7-1 victory over Barry Town United and are on a five-game winning run.
With both sides on 30 points after the opening 12 fixtures of the campaign, Sunday’s clash & the subsequent away fixture, taking place on Thursday, December 16th, will be vital in who goes on to challenge Swansea City at the top of the table.
“We’ve been on a good run of form, scoring lots of goals and keeping clean sheets. It’s always good to be in a rich vein of form,” head coach Iain Darbyshire began. "Training has been really positive this week, so we’ll go into the game this weekend full of confidence.
“We played really well last time we played them in the league cup semi-final last season. That was a great game to watch and a great advert for the league. This time around, we feel like we’re in a much stronger position, the squad is better, the momentum going into the game is better, so we feel that we can get a positive result on the weekend. We know it’s going to be a battle, they’re in a good run of form themselves, so I’m sure it will be an exciting game to watch.
“We’ve got to keep winning. Swansea are the front-runners at the moment. We know we’ve got to win every game and when we play them, we have to beat them. That’s what we’re trying to do and that’s what we’re going to have to do if we want to be challenging at the end of the season.”
Commenting on being named City’s Player of the Week after a stellar performance last time out, Danielle Green added: “I’m really happy. With a solid performance in every position on the field, any one of us could have been named, so I appreciate it a lot.
“I’m glad to be scoring more this season as that is always one of the best feelings, but just helping the team to create chances and get results is what matters most to me.”
On facing the Archers, Green added: “We are really confident. We know what we have to do to get a result. As long as we push together and work hard for each other I am sure we will get what we deserve.”