Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

Pre-Pontypridd United | Hannah Power

The Bluebirds return to league action this Sunday, facing Pontypridd United at the USW Sports Park, 2pm KO.

City’s last league game was a 3-0 win over Wrexham, which resulted in a rise to the top of the table.

Iain Darbyshire's side are currently two points clear of Aberystwyth Town in second, with Sunday’s opponents, Pontypridd United, sitting in seventh.

Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

Playing a big part in the Bluebirds’ unbeaten start to the season has been centre-back Hannah Power, who has played every minute in the Adran Premier so far this campaign.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s fixture, Hannah said: “We couldn’t have really asked for a better start. We’re top of the table and still unbeaten, so it’s been a positive start for us and hopefully it continues.

“It’s always great to play as much as I can and I’m really glad that I can help the team in any way I can. It’s great that we’re performing well as a team, we’ve got such a strength in depth in the squad and that’s really pleasing.”

Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

City started the campaign without captain Siobhan Walsh due to injury, with Hannah leading the side in the opening three matches of the season.

“It’s such an honour,” Hannah continued. “I always take a lot of pride from being captain and being able to walk the team out. Siobhan is a great captain, so it’s a big ask to fill her boots, but it was a great honour and I was really grateful to be asked to step up.

Commenting on Walsh’s return, City’s no. 4 added: “She’s the heart of our defence, so it’s great to have her back, having her demanding the ball and pushing our standards as a team. She’s a great leader, so it’s important to have her in the team.”

Hannah Power in action for Cardiff City Women

Pontypridd United have had a difficult start to the league season, as they remain in search of their first points of the campaign.

In the meetings between the two sides last season, City recorded a 2-0 win, along with a 1-1 draw at the USW Sports Park.

“They’re going to be a tough team to break down,” Hannah said. “Last season, they were a tricky team to play against, especially away from home.

“We were disappointed to only come away with a point from there last season, so we’re expecting it to be another tough game this year, but if we stick to our principles, we’re capable of coming away with three points.

“It’s massively important that we don’t underestimate them. You can’t underestimate anyone in this league. Everyone’s doing well, so we need to go into the game with the mentality that it’s going to be a tough game, but we’re willing to give everything to come away with the win.”