1 March 2022 |

Cardiff City and Cardiff Met reach Genero Adran Trophy final

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Cardiff City will go head-to-head with city rivals Cardiff Met to win the Genero Adran Trophy after both teams booked their place in the final.

Cardiff City booked their place in the final by overcoming Aberystwyth Town at Park Avenue with a clinical 5-0 victory in the semi-final.

The Seasiders were competitive for large parts and frustrated the Bluebirds, with the lively Flavia Jenkins hitting the woodwork early in the second period.

But Iain Darbyshire’s side found the breakthrough however as midfielder Catherine Walsh rose highest to head home and give City the lead.

Having taken the advantage, the Bluebirds were sublime in the second-half, with substitute Phoebie Poole netting a brilliant strike to double the lead, before Walsh swiftly netted her second.

As City continued to show their quality, Ffion Price found the top corner to add a fourth and Poole’s shrewd finish into the bottom corner ensured an impressive 5-0 win.

Elsewhere at Park Hall, Cardiff Met battled to a 3-2 victory over fellow Genero Adran Premier side The New Saints.

The Saints took a shock lead through Lexie Harrison, with Andy Williams’ side competing admirably with the Archers.

But Met, as they have done so often, showed a great deal of character and prolific winger Emily Allen responded for the Archers by netting an equaliser. Tija Richardson then struck on the stroke of half-time to cap her return to the Archers in style.

In a competitive second period, Allen found the net again to extend the Archers' lead before the Saints hit back immediately, with Georgia Griffiths scoring to give the home side hope.

Despite a spirited performance from The New Saints, the Archers showed their quality to book their place in the final.