Women | Match Preview: Llandudno vs. Cardiff City
Cardiff City FC Women play Llandudno Ladies at Maesdu Park to begin their 2019/20 WPWL League Cup campaign on Sunday, September 15th – 2pm kick-off!
City were drawn in Group 1 of the WPWL League Cup and will also face Swansea City Ladies and Abergavenny Women.
The Bluebirds played their first competitive match of the 2019/20 season on Sunday, September 8th in the Welsh Premier Women’s League (WPWL), defeating Abergavenny 3-0 at Pen-y-Pound Stadium to go straight to the top of the table.
Danielle Green broke the deadlock as half-time approached and following the interval, Ceryn Chamberlain saved a penalty, before Siobhan Walsh added a second and Alana Murphy struck a late third. It was also Kate Jeremiah’s first visit to her former club since departing for Cardiff City in the summer.
Also on the WPWL opening weekend, Llandudno won 1-0 away to Briton Ferry Llansawel, with Jordanne Greenough scoring the game’s only goal to help her side to three points.
The Bluebirds met Llandudno twice in 2018/19 and won on both occasions, prior to City concluding the WPWL season in third - three places and 18 points higher than the Seasiders.
In September 2018, it was 4-1 at Maesdu Park through Catherine Walsh’s brace and goals from Lisa Owen and Murphy and then in January 2019, it was 6-3 at Cardiff International Sports Stadium, as Green netted a hat-trick, Danielle Broadhurst and Siobhan Walsh joined her on the scoresheet and an own goal sealed another.
“We’re all looking forward to getting our WPWL League Cup campaign underway on Sunday and we had a very positive opening result in the WPWL away to Abergavenny, so want another against Llandudno.
“It’s never easy travelling to North Wales and we expect a tough game as Llandudno won their first fixture too, but we’ll focus on our strengths and hopefully that’ll lead to victory.”
Ceryn Chamberlain (Player of the Week: WPWL Matchday 1)
“The whole squad is excited to start the WPWL League Cup, especially after our 3-0 win last time out at Abergavenny.
“It felt amazing to keep a clean sheet and save a penalty and the three goals were terrific, so hopefully we can perform similar – if not even better at Maesdu.”