28 January 2022 |

Genero Adran Trophy | Weekend preview

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The Genero Adran Premier top two will meet for a place in the last four of the Genero Adran Trophy this weekend.

Cardiff Met host leaders Swansea City at Cyncoed Campus in what is the standout tie in the Genero Adran Trophy quarter-finals.

The Archers head into the fixture in fine form, having won their last eight games consecutively.

In their previous fixture, Yzzy Taylor’s side battled to a dramatic 4-3 victory over title rivals Cardiff City.

Emily Allen and Elianna Chavez’s brace put Met in the ascendancy at the break, before three quick-fire goals from City saw them level.

The Archers showed character to make sure of the points however, as captain Stephanie Turner tapped home, which proved to be the difference.

Chris Church’s Swans are also in remarkable form, having dropped points just once all season.

Swansea will be playing their first competitive fixture of 2022, having defeated Wrexham 6-0 in their previous outing.

The Swans sealed a league and cup double last season and will be hoping to repeat the feat this campaign, with Met posing a big obstacle.

Cardiff City, who will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Met, will host Barry Town United at Leckwith Stadium.

Manager Iain Darbyshire can take encouragement from the second-half performance at Cyncoed Campus however, as Ffion Price, Phoebie Poole and Zoe Atkins all netted, showing the side’s character and grit.

Barry Town are in a similar mould to City in having a young, exciting squad.

Despite having a difficult season in terms of results, the Linnets have a few talented prospects, with Manon Pearce particularly standing out.

In the fixtures between the two sides this campaign, City have come out on top, with 2-0 and 7-1 victories.

Rounding off the weekend’s action is an exciting tie between Abergavenny and Aberystwyth Town.

The Pennies have been remarkable in the Genero Adran South this season and reached the quarter-finals with a win on penalties against Pontypridd Town.

Opponents Aberystwyth Town have also been impressive in the Genero Adran Premier this term, having secured a place in the top four on the final day of Phase One under Gavin Allen.

Aberystwyth secured one of the results of the season prior to the festive break, taking points off Swansea City for the first time this campaign.

And they will be hoping to stretch their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions this weekend.