Preview | Cardiff City Women v Swansea City Women

27th March
Steph Turner v Wrexham Women

Swansea City Women travel to face Cardiff City Women tonight in a crunch fixture in the Genero Adran Premier title race (7.45 kick off). 

The Swans come into the game knowing that a defeat will give their hosts the Genero Adran Premier title, but a win will draw them within five points of their south Wales rivals with a game in hand.

The fixture is the first of two south Wales derbies in the space of four days, with the Swans to host Cardiff on Sunday at Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

Swansea secured a crucial win over Wrexham last time out, with Ellie Lake’s 92nd-minute winner sealing three points at the Racecourse and extending their unbeaten run in the league to eight games.

Cardiff City also boast an impressive league run, having only dropped points twice this season.

The game will be streamed live on Sgorio’s YouTube channel, with supporters able to watch the game here.


Chris Church v Cardiff City Women

Swansea City Women interim head coach Chris Church: “We are all really looking forward to the game, the title is on the line and that is a position that we want to be in. 

“We had a difficult start to the season, we’ve had to claw ourselves back at times, but Sunday at Wrexham showed that we have the fight in us.

“We got a win at Cardiff last time we played in the league, hopefully the players will take confidence from that, we played really well, defended well as a team and we know we can do that, we’ve done that against them each time we’ve played them this season, but we’ve been unlucky with the result at times.

“We’ve had a great run of form, we’ve started phase two brightly and this has to continue now.”


Stacey John-Davis vs TNS

The Swans will be without forward Stacey John-Davis following news that she will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fractured collarbone.

The forward, who has netted 13 goals for the Swans this season, suffered the injury in the recent home win over Wrexham.


Ellie Lake v Cardiff City

The two sides last met in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup semi-finals, with the Swans knocked out by two late Cardiff City goals in a 3-1 loss.

The Bluebirds took the lead nine minutes in as Mikayla Cook slotted home from close range.

Stacey John-Davis responded with an equaliser just five minutes later, a tidy finish from close range drawing the Swans level.

The second half proved a tight and tense affair, but Cardiff regained the lead with five minutes to go after Molly Kehoe capitalised on a mistake to find the net, before Megan Bowen headed home their third in the final moments.