One of the ties of the round has to be the all-WPWL derby clash between Cardiff City and Cardiff Met at the Cardiff International Sports Campus in Leckwith. Met already have a win over City to their name this season, running out 4-1 victors in Leckwith last month. The league leaders are yet to lose a game this season, and Joel Hutton’s side will have to be on top of their game if they’re to progress to the Quarter-Finals.
Three other WPWL southern sides all have home ties against lower-league opposition. Abergavenny Women host Barry Town United, Port Talbot Town play Caerphilly Castle Ladies, and Cynoced face Llangyfelach Ladies. Having won 3 out of 3 in the South Wales Women’s and Girls’ League D1 so far, Barry may prove a tricky test for Aber, though home advantage will undoubtedly benefit them.
In the northern section, WPWL sides Rhyl and Llandudno face tricky trips to Denbigh Town and Bangor City of the North Wales Women’s League (NWWL), while in the final tie of the round, Northop Hall will host Bethel, who pulled off one of the shocks of the previous round when beating WPWL side Caernarfon Town 4-1. Currently second and first in the NWWL respectively, the sides drew 1-1 in the league three weeks ago, and another close battle is expected tomorrow.
The final tie of the round, Swansea City v Caldicot Town, has been postponed.
Cardiff City v Cardiff Met
Northop Hall v Bethel
Denbigh Town v Rhyl
Abergavenny v Barry Town United
Cyncoed v Llangyfelach
Bangor City v Llandudno
Port Talbot Town v Caerphilly Castle Ladies
Swasnsea City P-P Caldicot Town