Match Preview | Pontypridd Town AFC Women vs. Cardiff City FC Women
Cardiff City FC Women travel to Pontypridd Town’s USW Sports Park on Sunday (05/12) afternoon, 2pm KO.
The Bluebirds will be looking to make it back-to-back wins after last week’s impressive 7-1 victory over Barry Town United.
In the win over the Linnets, Danielle Broadhurst netted a fine hat-trick, with Amy Williams, Zoe Atkins, Phoebie Poole and Ffion Price also getting on the scoresheet.
Pontypridd Town head into the fixture on the back of a 4-0 loss to Cardiff Metropolitan University and are competing with Aberystwyth Town in the top four race as we near the split.
In the clash at Cardiff International Sports Campus, the Bluebirds secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory, as Megan Saunders netted a brace, either side of Niamh Tinman’s equaliser, to earn all three points.
“They’re a good side. They’ve got a lot experienced players who have played in the league for a number of years,” head coach Iain Darbyshire began. “Last time we played them, they caused us a lot of problems, particularly in their press, but we’ll prepare better, we’re in a good run of form so we’re confident that if we play our game, we can get a result.”
“Building momentum is the key for us now. We need to keep pushing and winning games, go on a winning run. That’s what we’re all aiming to do. If we do that, it puts us in a great position to win our games through until Christmas.”
After her stellar performance in the previous game, assisting four and getting on the scoresheet, defender Ffion Price added: “I know Fern (Burrage-Male) very well. She coached me through my youth and leading into women’s football.
“Fern will know how she wants to play and will have them set up well. I think they’ll test us like they tested us when we played them at home, but we’ll be ready to go. If we stick to what we know we can do, I’m sure it’ll be a great game.”
Price's impressive goal against Barry Town United was even recognised by the FIFA Women's World Cup on social media. It wasn't the only wondergoal scored. Price shared the Player of the Match award and plaudits with Danielle Broadhurst, who scored a remarkable first goal on her way to netting the aforementioned hat-trick. Price's outside of the boot strike can be viewed above, while Broadhurst's great touch and finish is below.
Cardiff City will be supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign on Sunday at Pontypridd Town & on December 12th, in our home fixture against Cardiff Met.
The Rainbow Laces campaign, ran by Stonewall, aims to use the power of football to make the game more accessible, enjoyable and welcoming to all supporters.
Stonewall is a registered charity which supports the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, while the Rainbow Laces campaign celebrates lesbian, gay, bi and trans inclusion in football.
Alongside Stonewall, we believe that football is everyone’s game.