FAW Women’s Cup Quarter Final Preview

Cardiff Wanderers are one of eight teams aiming to book their place in the FAW Women’s Cup semi-finals this weekend.

The Tongwynlais-based club, who sit in the third tier, are the lowest-ranked side left in the competition and welcome Genero Adran South leaders Briton Ferry Llansawel on Sunday.

The Wanderers have already overcome higher division opposition in this competition after knocking out Caldicot Town on penalties, while Briton Ferry have won seven of their eight games this season and are setting the pace at the league summit.

An all-Genero Adran Premier tie between Cardiff City and Abergavenny will see both sides meet for the second time in the space of four weeks. Cardiff City Stadium played host to the last league meeting in November, as 5,175 people turned out in the capital – a record attendance for a domestic league game in Wales.

The Bluebirds, who are the defending FAW Women’s Cup champions, were comfortable winners on that occasion but Abergavenny will be buoyed by registering their first point of the season on the board in their last league outing against Barry Town United.

It’s set to be an intriguing clash between Genero Adran North leaders Wrexham and Aberystwyth Town, with the former hoping to cause an upset against the Seasiders.

Wrexham have won their opening 11 games of the campaign in all competitions, knocking out top-flight side The New Saints in the last round of the FAW Women’s Cup in the process. They will hope to gain promotion this season after an impressive start, and this weekend will provide them with another chance to test themselves against top-tier opposition.

Aberystwyth were the surprise package in the Genero Adran Premier last season after finishing in the top four, but they sit sixth after 11 games this term. Gavin Allen’s side staged a dramatic comeback in their last league outing after coming from three goals down to salvage a point against The New Saints.

The 2021/22 FAW Women’s Cup runners-up Cardiff Met will be hoping to take a step closer to lifting the trophy for a fourth time as they host Llandudno in the last eight. The Archers have enjoyed plenty of success in this competition in recent seasons and featured in five of the last eight finals.

While Llandudno got their hands on a piece of silverware last season after being crowned inaugural Genero Adran North champions, they were comfortably beaten by Met when the pair met in the Genero Adran Trophy last term.

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