This coming Sunday, 15 April, will once again see Keys Park becoming the centre of attention for women’s football with Stoke City Ladies Reserves set to take on Portsmouth FC Ladies Reserves in the Reserve Cup, followed by West Ham Ladies and Luton Town Ladies battling it out for supremacy in the Plate Final.
Stoke City Reserves are currently in second place in the Reserve Midland Division, just two points off the leaders with several games in hand. Portsmouth Reserves also sit in second place in the Southern Midland Division, three points off the lead, also with games in hand. With both teams having a chance of doing the double this season, they will be relishing the chance to win this national competition.
West Ham have been one of the form team in the Women’s Premier League in 2018, having not lost since December. They saw recent cup final success in the Isthmian Women’s Cup, beating Charlton Athletic 2-1 to claim the trophy. Luton have also been having a rosy 2018, losing just twice in Women’s Premier League action since the New Year. As a Division One team, they have been punching above their weight to reach the final. It promises to be an enthralling match up.
FA Women’s Premier League chairman Carol West said:
“We’re delighted to be back at Hednesford Town for this exciting double header. The Reserve Cup Final is a great chance for developing players to take centre stage, and the Plate Final sees two teams in red hot form meet in what should be a great game.”
The ground opens at 10am with the first fixture kicking off at 11am.
The Plate Final will then kick-off at 3pm with tickets priced at £5 adults (which includes a match programme), £2.50 for concessions and £1 for children (under-3s are free).