Date: Sat 09 Mar 2019

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Met will seal title with draw at Swansea

Cardiff Met will win their sixth Orchard WPWL title tomorrow if they get at least a point away at Swansea City.

Kerry Harris’ side have gone through the season unbeaten so far, winning twelve and drawing one of their thirteen games to date, and will be crowned champions for a second successive season should they keep their unbeaten run going.

Swans are now the only side that can catch the Archers, but even that looks unlikely given the thirteen-point gap that Ian Owen’s side have to make up in their remaining five games. Met have three left to play, and even if they lose tomorrow, two points is all they need to ensure the championship stays in Cyncoed for another year.

The sides have met twice so far this season, with Met winning both meetings in the capital, 2-0 in the League and 2-1 in the FAW Women’s Cup. The last thing Swans will want is a third defeat, and one of their bitter rivals being crowned champions on their turf.

Elsewhere, Briton Ferry return to action as they host Llandudno at the Old Road. The Reds lost the return fixture 2-1 earlier in the campaign and will be hoping to fare better as they hunt for their first win of the season.

The Seasiders meanwhile are without a win in five, but three points tomorrow will increase the gap between them and bottom side Ferry to twelve points.

The side directly above Llandudno, Cyncoed, host Cardiff City in a capital derby in Llanrumney. The Mighty Oaks have picked up important wins of late against teams around them in the table, with away wins at Llandudno and Rhyl giving them a much-needed boost up the table.

Those have been interspersed however with heavy defeats against Cardiff Met and Port Talbot, and Fern Burrage will be hoping for better luck against the team currently sat fourth.

City meanwhile were 5-0 winners last time out at home to Rhyl, and Joel Hutton will be targeting as high a finish as possible in the table for his side now their chances of catching Met have gone.

Rhyl still only have one win to their name all season, and face another tricky trip south to follow on from that 5-0 loss when they travel to Ebbw Vale to play Abergavenny. Having played two games more than Briton Ferry, Rhyl are far from safe yet, and will need to pick up points from somewhere if they are to be assured of their top flight status.

Abergavenny meanwhile are winless in three, losing 4-1 last time out against Cardiff Met. They sit four points behind Cardiff and Swansea, but with a game in hand, and Richie Jeramiah will be hoping his side take advantage tomorrow to get their season back on track.

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