Swansea look to show their class with Varsity victory over relegated Cardiff

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Captain Peter Ockwell believes Swansea are poised and prepared for victory in the annual grudge match with Cardiff.

The excitement is building within the squad as May 2 approaches and the captain is certainly no different.

Ockwell said: “I am really looking forward to it as it is a great opportunity to play in front of a big crowd and get one over our rivals.

“Our league performance has been  up and down this season, but we are very capable of performing to a high standard when we are at our best.

“I’m confident we can get the right result from the game.”

The team will be training every other day for the two weeks leading up to Varsity and have also arranged to play the Swansea City youth team  to maintain their match fitness.

Ockwell believes their disappointing finish to the season, losing out on top spot by a point, has made the team all the more determined to come out on top at Varsity.

He added: “We have a point to prove to ourselves.

“We were unbeaten for six games at the beginning of the season, so we know how well we can play.”

But they have lost their last three matches which saw them miss out on the league title to Hartpury 2nds.

Cardiff has performed below  expectations this season, finishing bottom of the division with just seven points from ten games.

Swansea have faced Cardiff 1sts twice this season, beating them both home and away (1-0, 2-1).

Ockwell said: “Our league position will make us favourites going into the match.

“But it is not always a good thing as there will be less pressure on Cardiff to win.”

Last year’s match ended in a 1-1 draw, though Swansea were the winners on unofficial penalties.

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