Cardiff City Ladies travel to Coach Road on Sunday for what is a huge clash against Plymouth Argyle. A win against the Green Army would see City leapfrog them in the FAWNL Southern Premier Division and take a huge step towards safety.
We caught up with Chloe Lloyd to hear her thoughts on what she calls a derby for her side.
“Plymouth are a very similar side to us. Every time we play them it’s quite competitive, you could say it’s a little derby for us.” She said.
The Dragons sit 10th in the South division, only two points above the safety. Nearing the halfway stage of the season, a win on Sunday is crucial for them.
“We’re going to go out to win like we always do, but we definitely know that in these games coming up where we’re playing against teams in and around us it’s important that we get three points. We’re after three points and nothing less.
“I think we are in the best place mentally and physically we’ve been all season. These performances we have coming up, they’re massive games.” She said.
Cardiff City lost their second game of the season 9 – 0 away to Portsmouth. But defensively, they’ve been gradually improving as their promotion season has progressed. But they’ve only had one clean sheet to show for it in the league thus far.
“Every game we’ve lost so far bar one has been by a one goal difference. We plan on getting a clean sheet.” Lloyd said.
Cardiff City Ladies have been progressing massively as a club in recent times. It has not been long since their big move to Newport Stadium. Lloyd believes it’s time to block out the excitement of what’s going on behind the scenes and start looking towards next year.
“We’re out to win. It’s going to be a massive game for us to build momentum going into next year.” She said.
Lloyd believes the team has had a huge boost from The Dragons recent progression as a football club.
“It’s been really positive the last few weeks. It’s been nice. We know what we need to do. I think we are the most confident we’ve been going into a game. The atmosphere in training, how everyone’s feeling. We’re feeling really positive and excited. The girls are raring to go, and we’ll be going into it fully focused and ready to win.”