Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

Pre-Barry Town United | Hannah Power

We caught up with defender Hannah Power ahead of the Bluebirds’ Adran Premier clash against Barry Town United on Sunday afternoon.

City head into the fixture on the back of battling to a 2-1 victory over Pontypridd United last time out.

After Siobhan Walsh’s penalty was cancelled out by Efa Preece Jones’ equaliser, the key moment came from striker Eliza Collie, who netted a second half winner.

“We were really pleased on Sunday to take all three points against Pontypridd. It was a completely different test compared to the last two times that we’ve played them this season.

“They made it a tough challenge and battled for the whole 90 minutes, making it really difficult for us, so we really couldn’t be happier to get the win in the end.

“Those moments where you have to battle right until the end and score important goals to win the game like Eliza did for us on Sunday are the moments that help you win titles.

“I think it shows the resilience every player in our squad has. We all have a never give up and keep going attitude right until the final whistle every time we play and that’s what helps us stay focused in these tough games.”

Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

Hannah has played a part in the best defensive record in the division so far this campaign, conceding just five league goals.

The City centre-back continued: “It’s brilliant to be a part of the Cardiff City defence. Every week, our aim is to keep a clean sheet and protect our goalkeeper at all costs, so to be this far into the season and to have only conceded 5 goals is something we’re all so proud of.

“But, we know our defence isn’t just the back line. It starts from our attackers and midfielders working hard in front of us to win the ball back higher up the pitch.

“Everyone puts in a massive shift every week to press with intensity and I think that’s what has lead to our defensive success this season.”

Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

Sunday’s opponents, Barry Town United, are currently sixth in the table, having won their last two fixtures against The New Saints and Cardiff Met.

In the reverse fixture at Cardiff City Stadium in October, the Bluebirds claimed a 6-1 victory in front of 1,092 fans.

“Barry are on a good run at the moment, so it’s vitally important that we stay focused and rise to the challenge this weekend.” Hannah added.

“It’s never easy playing at Jenner Park. Barry have great supporters, who I’m sure will be cheering them on the whole game, so we know we need to start fast and stick to our principles to take all three points back to Cardiff.”