Pinder believes Met are capable of taking trophy home

Cardiff Met Ladies’ Robyn Pinder believes the University side are capable of toppling Swansea City Ladies in the Welsh Premier Women’s League Cup final this evening at Stebonheath Park.

The two sides face off in the final stage of the competition, with Met Ladies looking to achieve another trophy, to add to the league title they secured last week.

However, they face a tough test against Swansea City Ladies tonight, but Pinder believes they can come out on top if they play to their capabilities.

“We’ve faced a number of tough teams this year, Cardiff City, Swansea, Port Talbot – and Britton Ferry recently. Each of them have different qualities and offer a different sort of challenge so Swansea are definitely one of our toughest opponents yeah.

“Any final is tough so it’s important we start well on the day. If we start on the front foot and play the way we are capable of then I’ve no doubt we can take the trophy back to Cyncoed Campus.

“Swansea are a good side and have some decent players in all areas of the pitch. We know we have to be at our best if you want to win. If we dominate our one-on-ones battles and stick to playing football rather resorting to a scrappy game or more of a physical battle then I’m confident we’ll get the rewards”

Met Ladies have had a fantastic season and are looking to go unbeaten during the season, with just two months left of the 2018/19 campaign.

Much of this success can be attributed to the Archers’ highly competitive nature and their desire to maintain the highest of standards, according to Pinder.

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“I think we keep going because we all hate losing. As a group we all have really competitive natures. We are as desperate to win little team games in training as we are on a Sunday and that really helps.

Our coaches expect a lot of us too, they are always encouraging us to set high standards and maintain those standards which is really important if we want to remain unbeaten and get the treble. “

Pinder has been involved in a run to the final previously, as Cyncoed Ladies made the final against Met last time out.

But the now Met Ladies player was unavailable for the showpiece event.

However, her focus now is on ensuring Cardiff Met Ladies have the best end of season possible.

The Archers have yet to lose a game in the Orchard Welsh Premier Women’s League, and have already secured the title for this season.

Tonight represents an opportunity to secure the second title of what could potentially be a treble winning season for the University outfit.

But, Pinder is not getting ahead of herself.

“Winning the treble would be amazing but we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves just yet! We said at the start of the year we wanted to win the league and we’ve done that. Now anything else is a bonus so fingers crossed!”

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