11 March 2023 |

Genero Adran Trophy final | Match preview

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The first piece of silverware of the season is on offer on Sunday afternoon as Cardiff Met take on Cardiff City in the Genero Adran Trophy final at the SDM Glass Stadium, kick-off 2pm. 

Here is everything you need to know. 

Genero Adran Trophy record

Cardiff Met are the most successful club in the history of the competition, lifting the trophy on four occasions since its inception in 2014. 

Emily Allen scored an 86th-minute winner as the Archers triumphed 1-0 in last year’s final against Cardiff City, who saw Phoebie Poole miss a stoppage time penalty. 

The Bluebirds have never won the Genero Adran Trophy, with last season being the second year in a row that they suffered defeat in the final. 

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Road to the final

Click here to recap how both clubs reached this stage. 

Recent form

It has been a tricky start to phase two in the Genero Adran Premier for Cardiff Met, who have lost 2-0 to The New Saints and 4-0 to Swansea City so far in the Championship Conference. They currently sit third in the league table. 

Cardiff City remain unbeaten in all competitions this season, with their last defeat coming in the Genero Adran Trophy final last year. They are currently seven points clear at the top of the Genero Adran Premier and triumphed 5-1 away at The New Saints last weekend. 


This will be the fourth meeting between the two clubs this season, with Cardiff City winning the previous three meetings. 

In the Genero Adran Premier, Rhianne Oakley scored twice in a 3-1 victory at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium before the pacy winger was one of five different goalscorers in a 5-0 rout at Cyncoed Campus. 

Oakley was again the hero when the teams last met in the semi-finals of the FAW Women’s Cup last month, as she netted a brace in a 2-0 win for the Bluebirds at Penydarren Park. 

Players to watch

Emily Allen – Cardiff Met

The Archers attacker was the match-winner in last season’s final and she will hope to have a similar impact on Sunday afternoon. 

No Cardiff Met player has scored more goals this season than Allen’s tally of 15, including four in three matches in this competition. 

Rhianne Oakley – Cardiff City

Having already scored five goals in three matches against Cardiff Met this term, Rhianne Oakley is undoubtedly the player who the Archers will want to keep quiet. 

The winger has impressed in her debut campaign for the Bluebirds after joining from Swansea City last summer and now she will be keen to lift her first piece of silverware at the club. 

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Managers’ thoughts

Yzzy Taylor, Cardiff Met: “It is something we have been looking forward to for a few weeks now. It has been a little target in our minds that we want to reach. It is a replay of last year so hopefully we can get the same outcome as we have been working really, really hard.”

Watch the full interview here. 

Iain Darbyshire, Cardiff City: “We are definitely excited. We got to this stage last season and unfortunately couldn’t go that one step further, so that’s our aim this time. It is the first chance to win silverware this season so we are very proud to be here and we are raring to go for Sunday.”

Watch the full interview here.  

Match officials

Referee: Charlotte Carpenter
Assistant Referee 1: Michelle Portelli
Assistant Referee 2: Paula Small
Fourth Official: Tegid Richards

The Venue

The SDM Glass Stadium, home of Penybont FC, will host Sunday’s final. 

It is the first time that the SDM Glass Stadium will host the final of this competition, but it has been the venue for three FAW Women’s Cup finals in the last decade. 

That includes last year’s final when Cardiff City won 2-0 against Cardiff Met in front of 575 fans – a record for an FAW Women’s Cup final. 

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Ticket information

All tickets are pay on the gate at the SDM Glass Stadium, priced at £5 for adults and £2 for U18/concessions.

Live coverage

If you are unable to be at the SDM Glass Stadium on Sunday afternoon, the game will be broadcast live for free on the FAW’s streaming platform RedWall+.

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