SSE Women’s FA Cup Fourth Round – Fixtures – Sunday, January 26

Tottenham Hotspur Women v Barnsley Women (1pm)

Spurs will seek solace from the FA Cup when Barnsley are the visitors to the Hive on Sunday.

The North Londoners were drubbed 3-0 at Manchester United in the FA Women’s Super League last time out – the Lilywhites third defeat in four matches.

Spurs passed up several opportunities to make a game of it in the North-West, with Head Coach, Head Coach Juan Amoros, telling www.tottenhamhotspur.com: “I think that the girls worked really hard, but in football, if you don’t put your chances away then you get punished. 

I think in a game where you hit the crossbar three times and have such a big opportunity, like the one vs one, but it finishes 3-0 from three set pieces, it’s never going to reflect the reality of the game. 

I thought it was very even and there were some decisions that really unbalanced the game. Games are won and lost in the boxes and today we should have been a bit more clinical. 

“The whole team today can hold their head high and hopefully against Barnsley next week we can be clinical and put things right.”

West Ham United Women v Arsenal Women (1pm)

West Ham United Head Coach, Matt Beard, praised his side after they staged a late fightback to take three vital FA Women’s Super League points off Brighton last weekend.

“We’ve ended up turning it around and the girls have shown terrific character and a strong mentality to get back into the game and go onto win and see it out. It was an important win,” he told www.whufc.com.

Alisha Lehmann netted twice in the final stages at Rush Green – this after Dominique Kerkdijk had nodded the Seagulls into a first-half lead. And Beard believed the spirit shown by his Hammers side could serve them well over the coming weeks, starting with Sunday’s daunting FA Cup tie with FAWSL champions, Arsenal: “We’ve got a tough few weeks now. We’ve got Arsenal in the FA Cup and then Chelsea and Manchester City,” he explained.

“The next three games are incredibly difficult, but we’ve proved over time that we can compete with these times. We just need to believe it, believe in ourselves and keep moving forward.”

Arsenal travel across the capital licking their wounds following a comprehensive 4-1 home defeat off title rivals, Chelsea, at Boreham Wood. Gunners Head Coach, Joe Montemurro, took his share of the blame, telling www.arsenal.com: “I got it wrong tactically at the start and we got punished for it.”

Elsewhere in the Women’s FA Cup Fourth Round…

Bristol City Women v Durham Women

Burnley Women v Leicester City Women

Everton Women v London Bees

Huddersfield Town Ladies v Ipswich Town Ladies

Lewes Women v Billericay Town Ladies

Liverpool Women v Blackburn Ladies

Manchester United Women v Manchester City Women

Sheffield United Women v Birmingham City Women

Southampton Women v Coventry United Ladies

Sunderland Ladies v Watford Ladies

Charlton Athletic Women v Chelsea Women

London City Lionesses v Reading Women

Southampton FC Women v Crystal Palace Women

Aston Villa Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women

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Brian Jeeves

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