Archers meet the Pennies in FAW Women's Cup final
Domestic
12 April 2019

Archers meet the Pennies in FAW Women's Cup final

On Sunday 14 April, Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League champions Cardiff Met will look to complete the domestic treble when they take on Abergavenny in the FAW Women's Cup final at Dragon Park (2pm).

Cardiff Met v Abergavenny

FAW WOMEN'S CUP FINAL 

  • Sunday, 14 April 2019
  • Dragon Park, Newport
  • Kick Off - 14:00
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  • Coverage: Live on Sgorio Facebook Page & YouTube Channel

Cardiff Met recently claimed the Orchard Welsh Premier Women's League title and League Cup, and Dr Kerry Harris's side are now targetting the treble in a competition they last won in 2017.

The undefeated Archers have already done the double over Richie Jeremiah's side in the WPWL this season, but there will be no complacency from the champions when the two teams meet on Sunday.  

"The current squad we have is excellent," said Harris. "But they’ve all had some big shoes to fill and I think this has inspired them to take it to the next level. The girls have worked very hard on and off the field and it’s paid off."

A penalty from Naomi Clipston in the semi-final edged Cardiff Met into showpiece match with 3-2 win over Briton Ferry Llansawel in the semi-final, with previous victories over Caldicot Town, Swansea City and Cyncoed ensuring a smooth passage to the final. 

Meanwhile, a brace from Kate Jeremiah booked Abergavenny Women a place in the final as she scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Cardiff City last month, following on from previous victories over Willows Ladies, Cascade Youth Club and Llandudno in the competition this season.

"Over recent years we haven’t performed as well as we would have liked in the Welsh Cup," explained manager Richie Jeremiah. "One of our targets at the start of the season was to improve on that, and the competition has been really good for us this season."

Abergavenny currently find themselves in mid-table in the WPWL standings heading into the final few games of the campaign and are competing in the final of the FAW Women's Cup for the very first time.

Meanwhile, Cardiff Met have lifted the trophy twice before, are already preparing to once again represent Wales in the UEFA Women's Champions League next season.

Both clubs will be desperate to finish the domestic season on a high. Kick off at Dragon Park on Sunday is at 2pm.