Ahead of Wrexham AFC Women’s clash against the 2022/23 Genero Adran Premier champions, Cardiff City, we caught up with popular midfielder Lili Jones to discuss the side’s impressive start to the season.
Jones – who turned 18 years old after celebrating her birthday last weekend, has played a key role at the heart of midfield in all three Wrexham matches so far.
Steve Dale’s side currently sit top of the league table and are unbeaten so far this season having produced impressive performances against Swansea City, Pontypridd United and Barry Town United.
“It’s been great so far,” Lili explained. “I don’t think we were expecting much from the start of the season – however, we’ve had a really positive start and probably should’ve taken three points from Swansea.
“Ultimately, I think we take the point against Swansea and getting two wins off the back of that game leads us into the Cardiff match in a really good place."
The Bluebirds travel up to North Wales having lifted the league title for the first time last year and Iain Darbyshire’s side also come into the fixture with an unbeaten record.
Jones was full of praise for the champions, and emphasised the scale of the challenge which Wrexham will face on Sunday.
“They’ve just come back from playing in the Champions League,” she explained. “They’ve got some very good players; we’ve been watching some of their games and they’re an impressive side.
“Cardiff are strong in all areas of the pitch, there’s no weaknesses in their squad. We’re just going to stick to the Wrexham way, be as resilient as we can and take our chances if we get them.
“All respect to them for their past achievements. It has the possibility of being our toughest game of the season, but we’re there for a real battle on Sunday."
Ahead of Sunday’s match, Wrexham’s number 21 emphasised the importance of the Club’s supporters and encouraged fans to come down to the Rock with tickets still available to be purchased for the fixture.
“The support we’ve had has been brilliant," said Jones. “Barry and Pontypridd are long journeys and the fact that people are genuinely ready to travel that far for us is unbelievable.
"In the past, I’m used to playing in front of ten or 20 people, never mind people who have driven hours to see us play and support us.
“If you go and watch the men’s games, you can see that teams fear coming to play Wrexham, because of that home support and the backing which they give.
“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be backed either, and it would be great if everyone could come and watch. We put on a good show, and you only had to watch the Swansea game to see that.
“If you’re on the fence, just come and give it a go and hopefully we won’t disappoint – it’d be great to see as many faces as possible on Sunday."
How to purchase tickets
Tickets cost just £3 for adults and £1 for under-16s. Please note, all under-14s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
All supporters claiming a ticket must have a valid, up-to-date eTicketing account. We are now pleased to announce that you can now purchase up to four tickets per account.
Due to this, ticket checks for concessions will take place at the ground and ID may be required at the gate.
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Tickets for this fixture will go off sale at midday on Sunday, while tickets will be sold on the day at the Rock, dependent on availability.
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All sales on the day will be cash-only, there are no provisions for card payments.