Cardiff Met welcome Swansea City to the Cyncoed Campus tonight (Wednesday 21st April, 7:30pm) for a huge game in which the winners could take a step towards glory in the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s league.
The home side currently sit top of the table on 28 points while visitors Swansea sit one place below them on goal difference and with a game in hand. With just under five weeks until the end of the season, this could be a pivotal match for the League Crown.
Cardiff Met have won five of the last seven titles with Swansea taking the other two, including the 2019/20 title. With the WPWL being rebranded and reformated next season, both sides will be keen to be the last name on the trophy.
Cardiff Met have won their last four games and are coming off the back of an impressive 4-1 victory against Cyncoed on Sunday. Their league record shows nine wins and one defeat, that defeat coming away to Swansea in November.
Swansea are unbeaten this season (a feat they were also on track to achieve before the curtailment of the 2019/20 season), with a record of nine wins and one draw. Their one draw came on their last outing away to Port Talbot where it finished 0-0 at Victoria Road.
Swansea forward Chloe Chivers summed up the club’s promising campaign and spoke about the excitement ahead of tonight's fixture:
“The season so far has been a tough one but I feel as if we’re doing very well and showing why we’re champions. We set ourselves standards and some games haven’t gone to plan but we’ve dealt with it well and come out the other side as a team. Cardiff Met are always a tough opponent, but we’ve come out on top each time we’ve played them and picked up up crucial points which has kept us at the top of the league.
This game is a must win for both teams so it will be very competitive as always and one we’re really looking forward too! As a club our ambitions are to better ourselves every game and get three points every week, some games are learning curves but we’re determined to get the points against Cardiff Met to put us top of the table and stand us in good stead for the rest of the season.”
Swansea defender Tija Richardson was also looking forward to the challenge of a top of the table clash:
“Cardiff Met will be organised and tough opposition like they always are. They want this as much as us. We will have to fight for everything no doubt but I’m looking forward to the challenge. This season has been going well for us. We have played some really good football and scored some nice goals. Since coming back from lockdown I think the league has become more competitive which is really good as it makes each game a better standard has everybody is fighting for something”.
The match is being shown live on Sgorio Facebook and YouTube Channels, kick off is 7:30pm.
Words by Adam Cleary
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