Match Preview: Swansea City Ladies vs. Cardiff City FC Women
Cardiff City FC Women face Swansea City Ladies at Llandarcy Academy of Sport in the Welsh Premier Women’s League on Sunday, October 27th – 2pm kick-off.
Going into the match, the Bluebirds are on a five-game winning run, and got WPWL campaign underway by defeating Abergavenny 3-0 at Pen-Y-Pound Stadium, before winning 7-0 against Llandudno.
City made sure to stay top of the WPWL by beating Llandudno 10-0 in return to Cardiff International Sports Stadium and then defeating Aberystwyth Town 6-0 at Park Avenue.
Last time out, Cardiff City progressed to Round Two of the FAW Women’s Cup by winning 6-1 against Briton Ferry Llansawel at Old Road.
The Bluebirds have had nine different scorers in 2019/20 so far and Alana Murphy and Kate Jeremiah are currently joint top, with nine goals each.
The Swans’ Form
Sunday’s opposition have played four matches this season to date and have won them all. In the WPWL they defeated Cardiff Met 1-0 at Cyncoed Campus, Aberystwyth Town 3-0 at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, Llandudno 3-0 at Maesdu Park, before winning 13-0 against Dafen at Llandarcy Academy of Sport in Round One of the FAW Women’s Cup.
Six different players have scored for the Swans and Katy Hosford leads their scoring charts with nine goals, but her closest competitors are Stacey John-Davis and Emma Beynon who each have four goals.
“It’s obviously a massive game and these are the fixtures you look forward to when you look at the calendar at the start of the season.
“We’ve won all five games so far this campaign - but we’ve got to back it up – so we’ll be looking for all three points at Llandarcy and every player will be prepared as best they can.
“There’s a positive selection headache because we’ve got a squad of 20 players and only 16 can make the matchday squad, so we’ll see who impresses us in training to help with our final decisions.”
“It’s going to be our biggest challenge so far, but we go into it with lots of momentum, the mood in the camp is superb and the squad determination is through the roof.
“We're playing away from home and it's important to play what’s in front of us and give our all to get the win.
“It’s great to have nine different scorers so far this season and it gives us plenty of confidence, so as long as someone scores to give us the win on Sunday - that’s all that matters.”