The FA Women’s Super League – Sunday, September 8
CHELSEA WOMEN v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR WOMEN (12:30pm) – Preview
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR WOMEN get their FA Women’s Super League campaign underway with a huge London derby against their Chelsea counterparts in a match to be staged at Stamford Bridge.
Newly-promoted Spurs have bolstered their ranks with a number of new recruits, including exciting England winger, Gemma Davison, who arrived and who has previously won titles during a career with Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Chelsea, once again, will provide a side capable of contesting for honours. Under the guidance of Emma Hayes, the Blues finished third last season, as well as reaching the last four stage of the Women’s Champions League, WSL Continental League Cup and FA Cup.
Admission to the match – labelled by Chelsea as ‘a celebration of women’s football’ – is free, however, a ticket must be obtained beforehand via http://www.ticketstores.co.uk/fawsl/
ARSENAL WOMEN v WEST HAM UNITED WOMEN (2:30pm) – Preview
West Ham United women’s captain Gilly Flaherty is looking forward to facing her former employees and current champions, Arsenal Women, in an eagerly anticipated FA Women’s Super League clash at Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park on Sunday.
“We started at Arsenal last year in the Continental Cup. They’re a fantastic team and they’re champions for a reason. We respect them for that but we’re not just here to make up the numbers,” the skipper told www.whufc.com
“We want to push up the table and compete and get some big results. Who better to start with than Arsenal, the champions? We’ve got to get at them.”
West Ham will have to deal with the considerable threat of Gunners striker, Vivianne Miedema. The Dutch international was the leagues leading goalscorer last term, finding the net 22 times in 20 appearances for the North Londoners.
Tickets are available on the day, priced £10 for adults, while concession is £5.
Birmingham City Women v Everton Ladies (2pm)
Liverpool Women v Reading Women (2pm)
The Women’s FA Championship
Aston Villa Women v Blackburn Ladies (Noon)
Durham Women v CHARLTON ATHLETIC WOMEN (Noon)
Lewes Women v CRYSTAL PALACE WOMEN (2pm)
LONDON BEES v Coventry United Ladies (2pm)
LONDON CITY LIONESSES v Leicester City Women (2pm)