Cardiff City Women's team.

Cardiff City Women aiming for South Wales derby double after Swansea City stumble

The top-of-the-table clash kicks off at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium at 5.10pm on Sunday evening.

CARDIFF City Women’s welcome their South Wales rivals Swansea City for a top of the table clash in the Adran Premier title race.

As it stands the Bluebirds are unbeaten all season and sit at the top of the Adran Premier table with 37 points, having played 13 games.

They are eight points clear of their nearest rivals Swansea City, who lost their perfect start to 2024 last weekend when they drew 1-1 with Aberystwyth Town.

The Swans were behind for the first time since November until substitute Jess Williams scored a late equaliser to bring them back into the game.

However, Cardiff are fresh from a 3-1 victory having cruised to a win against Barry Town United last weekend. The match saw goals from Siobhan Walsh, Mikayla Cook, and Emma Beynon, which was her first for the club.

When the teams last met at the start of November, the Bluebirds won 1-0, with the only goal coming from Molly Kehoe.

Iain Darbyshire, the first team manager, said: “There is always an extra incentive when you’re playing in a South Wales derby. It’s the fixture the players and fans look for at the start of the season, and we are very excited for this match.

“It’s great that we have had success against Swansea recently, however we know that in these derby fixtures anything can happen. We need to keep our focus, and make sure we perform to our highest standard.”

The game is the last in phase one of the Adran Premier league for both teams.

Each of the eight teams in the league play each other twice (home and away) during phase one. Then, for phase two they split into the top four and bottom four sides forming two mini-leagues.

During phase two the teams play each other twice again, with the bottom four playing for the plate, and the top four for the league title.

As it gets closer to the end of the season the Swans will be looking to prove themselves after losing their three-year title-winning streak to Cardiff last season.

The two teams will meet again on March the 3rd when Swansea host Cardiff in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup semi-final.