Genero Adran Premier | Weekend preview

Cardiff City conclude their Genero Adran Premier title-winning campaign at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday, with Wrexham making the trip to the capital. 

Having secured the title with two games to spare, the Bluebirds suffered just their second league defeat of the season away at Swansea City last weekend so they will hope to return to winning ways ahead of upcoming finals in the Genero Adran Trophy and Bute Energy Welsh Cup. 

Their opponents in the latter will be Wrexham, so both sides will see this weekend’s clash as something of a warmup for the showpiece clash at Rodney Parade on 5 May. 

After three consecutive defeats to begin phase two, Steve Dale’s side have since recorded back-to-back victories against Aberystwyth Town to confirm an impressive third-place finish in their first season in the Genero Adran Premier. 

The two sides have already met on four occasions this season – three in the league and one in the Genero Adran Trophy – with Cardiff emerging victorious each time. 

Swansea City and Aberystwyth Town played out a 1-1 draw in their rearranged fixture at Llandarcy on Wednesday night and they will now do battle again at Park Avenue to conclude the season. 

That midweek stalemate was Aberystwyth’s first point of phase two and they will now aim to finish with a win after what has been a strong campaign on the pitch amid challenges behind the scenes. 

It is second place for the second consecutive season for Swansea, but they will be looking to boost their confidence ahead of next weekend’s Genero Adran Trophy final against Cardiff City. 

Katy Hosford starred with two goals and two assists as Chris Church’s side won 4-0 away at Park Avenue in phase one. 

While The New Saints will have been disappointed not to have competed in the Championship Conference this season, they will end the campaign with the Plate to their name. 

The Saints have found form again in recent weeks, winning their last three consecutive games and scoring 10 goals in the process. 

Greg Draper’s side finish with a visit to Pontypridd, who have been relegated from the Genero Adran Premier but have only lost one of their five games in phase two so far. 

However, that did come against TNS at Park Hall as Chantelle Teare bagged a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory for her side. 

Barry Town United and Cardiff Met are the only teams in the division who can move places in the table on the final day and they meet at Jenner Park. The Archers are currently sixth on 20 points, one place and one point ahead of the Linnets. 

Barry were top of the Plate Conference at one point in phase two, but three consecutive away defeats saw them slip away. However, they have picked up seven points from their last three home games. 

Met have lost just one of their five matches since the split and will aim to finish a transitional campaign – their first in the bottom half – on a high. No player in the Genero Adran Premier has scored more goals in phase two than Archers forward Esme Kilburn-Thompson (seven). 

Kilburn-Thompson scored a brace as Met triumphed 2-0 against Barry 2-0 in the reverse phase two fixture, after the Linnets had won both meetings in phase one. 

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