3 March 2022 |

Genero Adran Premier | Weekend preview

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There's a full schedule coming up in the Genero Adran Premier this weekend.

Aberystwyth Town will be looking for a reaction from their 5-0 defeat to Cardiff City in the semi-final of the Genero Adran Trophy, as they welcome league leaders Swansea City.

The Seasiders competed very well for large parts against the Bluebirds, but a flurry of second-half goals took their final hopes away.

Gavin Allen’s side have proved that they can battle with the league’s elite this season, as they caused the Swans to drop points for the first time in the campaign with an excellent performance in a 0-0 stalemate.

Swansea City will also be looking to bounce back, as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to Cardiff City in their last league fixture - their first loss in the league in more than three years.

A positive for the Swans in the defeat was the performance of substitute striker Karmyn Carter, who netted a second-half brace, as the visitors went close to a dramatic comeback.

There is also a huge clash in the Championship Conference between Cardiff Met and Cardiff City.

The Archers have been near faultless this season and will be hoping to continue their positive run against the Bluebirds.

Yzzy Taylor’s side recorded a 4-1 victory at Cardiff International Sports Campus, before a dramatic 4-3 win at Cyncoed Campus in the two fixtures between the two sides this season.

The Bluebirds head into the contest on a high after toppling the league leaders and securing a place in the Genero Adran Trophy final in their last two fixtures.

A key battle to watch this weekend will be between City’s revelation signing in midfield, Seren Watkins, and Met’s returning Tija Richardson, who will both be battling for a control of possession.

In the Plate Conference, The New Saints welcome Pontypridd Town to Park Hall in an intriguing fixture.

The Saints put in an admirable battle against Met in the Genero Adran Trophy semi-final last week, falling to a 3-2 defeat despite taking the lead through the impressive Lexie Harrison.

Andy Williams’ side have shown gradual improvement all campaign and will be looking to showcase that in Phase Two.

Pontypridd Town narrowly missed out on a place in the top four at the hands of Aberystwyth Town at the end of Phase One.

But manager Fern Burrage-Male will feel that her squad has all the tools required to finish the season strongly and finish at the top of the Plate Conference.

Rounding off the weekend’s action is Port Talbot’s clash with Barry Town United at Victoria Road.

The Steelwomen face a difficult test, as the Linnets have been hugely impressive in recent weeks.

Barry’s philosophy of bringing exciting young players through is paying dividends, with Manon Pearce and Taite Trivett impressing of late.

With both sides eager for an important three points, this weekend’s battle is set to be a fantastic watch.