Cardiff Met and Cardiff City meet in this season’s Genero Adran Trophy final at the SDM Glass Stadium in Bridgend on Sunday 12 March, kick-off 2pm.
Here is how both clubs have progressed through the competition this term.
ROUND OF 16
Rhyl 1879 0-5 Cardiff Met
The Archers travelled to north Wales as the knockout stage began and they were three goals up at half-time thanks to Ellie Preece’s opener and a brace from Emily Allen.
Allen completed her hat-trick shortly after the break and captain Steph Turner completed the rout as Met booked their spot in the last eight.
Briton Ferry Llansawel 1-3 Cardiff City
A trip to the in-form Genero Adran South leaders was a potential banana skin for the Bluebirds and it was goalless at half-time following a close first half.
Cardiff took charge in the second period though as Phoebie Poole and Megan Bowen found the net before the hour mark, while Zoe Atkins’ late goal made sure of the result before Lowri Baker’s consolation.
Cardiff Met 6-0 Connah’s Quay Nomads
The Genero Adran North side had knocked out Barry Town United in the previous round and were in search of another scalp as they visited Cyncoed. The game remained in the balance at 1-0 at half-time after Robyn Pinder finished from close range early on.
However, Met asserted their authority after the break through a pair of headers from Tija Richardson before Ellie Preece and substitute Kennesha Nanette also got on the scoresheet.
Cardiff City 10-0 Llandudno
Iain Darbyshire’s side had not played for four weeks coming into this fixture against their Genero Adran North opponents, but they showed no signs of rust as they achieved their biggest margin of victory this season.
Phoebie Poole bagged a hat-trick and there were braces for Lily Billingham and captain Siobhan Walsh alongside goals for Danielle Broadhurst, Ffion Price and Danielle Green.
Cardiff Met 3-1 Aberystwyth Town
Yzzy Taylor’s side enjoyed a relatively comfortable victory in the last round as they went ahead inside 10 minutes when Ellie Preece capitalised on a mix-up in the Aberystwyth defence to finish from close range.
Tija Richardson’s flicked header doubled the lead just before half-time, while Emily Allen’s powerful shot flew past Elen Valentine just two minutes after the break. Aberystwyth rallied and pulled one back through Amy Jenkins, but Met held firm to secure their place in the final.
Cardiff City 3-1 The New Saints
The visitors took the lead in the 56th minute in the capital when Caitlin Chapman’s cross looped over Ceryn Chamberlain into the net and Phoebie Poole missed a penalty to compound the Bluebirds’ woes.
The equaliser eventually came three minutes later when January signing Manon Pearce unleashed a superb volley past Sarah Parkes, before two goals in the space of two minutes sent them into the final as captain Siobhan Walsh powered a header in and Poole chipped Parkes from distance.