2024 Genero Adran Trophy final: All you need to know

It’s a south Wales derby in this season’s Genero Adran Trophy final as Cardiff City take on Swansea City at the SDM Glass Stadium in Bridgend at 5:10pm on Sunday. 

Here is everything you need to know. 

Road to the final

Both sides kicked off their Genero Adran Trophy campaigns with huge victories in the round of 16. Cardiff City triumphed 21-0 against Pontardawe Town and Swansea City won 13-0 away at Llandudno. 

The Bluebirds faced a tricky-looking trip to Wrexham in the quarter-finals but emerged as 3-1 winners at The Rock, before Ffion Price’s hat-trick helped them to a 4-0 home win against Aberystwyth Town in the semi-finals. 

The Swans knocked out current holders Cardiff Met with a 5-0 home win over the Archers in the quarter-finals, while Stacey John-Davis bagged a hat-trick in a 5-1 semi-final victory away at The New Saints. 

Genero Adran Trophy record

Cardiff City have never won this competition but could not have come closer. They have lost the last three finals in succession, first to Swansea City and then the most recent two to Cardiff Met. 

The Swans have lifted the trophy on two previous occasions, first in 2016 with a 4-0 win over PILCS in the final before Stacey John-Davis’ double helped them come from behind to defeat Cardiff City 4-1 in the 2021 final. 

Recent form

Cardiff City finished the Genero Adran Premier season with a 5-1 win over Wrexham at the Cardiff City Stadium last week, meaning they finished with 17 wins from 20 games as they lifted the title for the second consecutive campaign. 

Swansea City placed nine points behind the Bluebirds in second in the league table, having finished the campaign with back-to-back draws against Aberystwyth Town. However, Chris Church’s side have only lost two of their last 19 matches in all competitions. 


The south Wales rivals have already met five times this season, but with silverware on the line, Sunday’s game might be the most intense derby yet. 

Swansea are the only club to beat Cardiff domestically this season, with a pair of 2-0 wins over the Bluebirds in the Genero Adran Premier. Iain Darbyshire’s side have also triumphed twice in the league, winning 1-0 at Llandarcy in phase one before a 4-0 win in the capital in phase two clinched the title. 

Cardiff were also victorious in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup semi-final against the Swans in March, with Mikayla Cook, Molly Kehoe and Megan Bowen on target in a 3-1 win. 

Players to watch

Molly Kehoe – Cardiff City

Cayman Islands international Molly Kehoe has adapted seamlessly to life at Cardiff City after joining last summer, scoring 11 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions. 

Swansea have found the 19-year-old particularly difficult to defend against, with Kehoe scoring in all three of Cardiff’s wins over their rivals this season. 

Katy Hosford – Swansea City

Having assumed the role of Swansea captain last summer, long-serving forward Katy Hosford has only continued to impress with the additional responsibility. 

The 26-year-old has 19 goals in 26 games in all competitions this season, including two against Cardiff City. With Stacey John-Davis out injured, Hosford will be the Swans’ key attacking threat.

Managers’ thoughts

Iain Darbyshire, The New Saints: “We want to win everything that is available to us. The Adran Trophy is the one trophy that has kind of eluded us. Over the last few years, we’ve been in two of those cup finals and we haven’t performed in them, and we will be looking to put that right on Sunday.”

Chris Church, Swansea City: “As a Swansea City player, manager, fan, you don’t want to lose to Cardiff City, and it’s vice versa too. The game means so much to both sets of players and fans. It does add an extra bit of tension, but that can also big a good thing and motivate the players in the right way.”

Match officials

Referee: Richard Wright
Assistant Referee 1: Ethan Goatley
Assistant Referee 2: Harvey Smallman
Fourth Official: Dale Randall

The Venue

Home to Penybont FC, the SDM Glass Stadium hosts the Genero Adran Trophy final for the second consecutive season after Cardiff Met triumphed 3-1 over Cardiff City in last year’s showpiece in Bridgend. 

The stadium also hosted this season’s Bute Energy Welsh Cup semi-final between Swansea City and Cardiff City, which the Bluebirds won 3-1 thanks to two late goals. 

Ticket information

Online ticket sales are now closed.  

All tickets bought online before 3pm on Monday 8 April will be delivered by post. All online tickets bought after this time will be available for collection inside the clubhouse at the SDM Glass Stadium on matchday. 

Tickets are available to buy on the turnstiles, which will be cash only, for increased matchday prices:

Adults – £8
Concessions – £5

Television coverage

You can watch live coverage of this season’s Genero Adran Trophy final on Sgorio’s online platforms. 

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