19 November 2021 |

Genero Adran Premier | Weekend preview

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We’re set for a big weekend in the Genero Adran Premier, with a huge top-of-the-table clash.

League leaders Swansea City welcome Cardiff City to Llandarcy Academy of Sport in a battle of the league’s frontrunners.

The Swans have made a remarkable start to the campaign, winning their opening eight league games, whilst scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game.

One to watch for the back-to-back champions is striker Stacey John-Davis, who steps up for the biggest games, netting in both victories over Met this season.

Cardiff City also head into the clash in fine form, with their only league defeat coming in a 4-0 loss in the previous meeting with the Swans.

A huge boost to Iain Darbyshire’s side of late has been the return of Phoebie Poole from international duty, as well as the fantastic form of Catherine Walsh, who has netted back-to-back home hat-tricks.

Three points for either side this weekend would be a huge result in the title race, with both Swansea and Cardiff currently on 24 points.

There is another big clash in store with big implications for a top-four spot, as Aberystwyth Town host Pontypridd Town at Park Avenue.

The Seasiders have had difficult fixtures of late, falling to defeats to both Cardiff City and Cardiff Met - a run of form which has seen them fall down to fifth place, a point behind this weekend's opposition.

Fern Burrage-Male’s Mighty Dragons head into the clash in impressive form, with crucial wins over Barry Town United and Port Talbot.

The performance of Olivia Barnett in the victory over the Steelwomen was notable last time out as she netted two fantastic goals.

In the previous meeting between the two sides, Aberystwyth claimed a huge win at the USW Sport Park, with Amy Jenkins’ penalty making all the difference.

Sixth meets seventh at Jenner Park as Barry Town United battle with Port Talbot.

Despite falling to a 5-0 loss, the Linnets were competitive in the opening stages against Swansea City last week and will take encouragement from the performance.

Port Talbot will be looking to get back to winning ways, as they have succumbed to losses in their last four league fixtures.

With both sides currently on six points, they will see this weekend as an opportunity to pick up points.

Eighth-placed The New Saints face another difficult challenge this weekend following their defeat to Cardiff City, as they host Cardiff Met.

In the loss at Leckwith Stadium, Andy Williams’ side looked dangerous on the counter-attack, but couldn’t quite call City goalkeeper Ceryn Chamberlain into action.

Despite the prospect of a difficult game against Aberystwyth Town last week, Cardiff Met stepped up admirably.

Amy Long gave Yzzy Taylor’s side the lead, before a Taylor O’Leary brace and Ellie Preece strike secured all three points.

Met are currently three points behind the top two and could close the gap with Cardiff City and Swansea colliding this weekend.