The FA Women’s Super League, Championship and FA Cup – Previews – Fixtures – Saturday/Sunday, April 3/4

Saturday, April 3

FA Women’s Super League

Reading Women v West Ham United Women

West Ham United remain bottom of the FAWSL table following their defeat at Manchester United. Nevertheless, manager Olli Harder remained resolved, explaining: “We’ve been on a tough run, but we’ve not always had the luck at key moments in key games.

“I’m still confident that the tide will turn, I know we’ve got the capability to get the results we need.

“The way we’re playing, I’m still confident we can get out of this.

Sunday, April 4

FA Women’s Super League

Bristol City Women v Arsenal Women

Having seen off Spurs in the North London derby, Arsenal will be looking for another three points towards a potential top-three finish when they head to improving Bristol City.

Speaking after the 3-0 victory in N17, Gunners boss, Joe Montemurro insisted it is all about what his side do as they look to achieve a Champions League finish“We can’t rely on other results and so on – we just have to worry about what we are doing and our week-to-week process, keeping things at this level and things will fall into place for us,” he explained.

“We have high standards and we were playing well in September, October and November also but there is a lot of joy in the way we are playing and it’s great to be smiling again.” 

Chelsea Women v Birmingham City Women

Chelsea emphatically brushed aside Wolfsburg to make Champions League progress and will provide ominous opposition to Birmingham City when the Blues return to FAWSL action. 

Speaking after the 5-1 aggregate triumph over the Germans, Blues boss, Emma Hayes, enthused. “This is not just a win to get through to the semi-finals. This is a nine-year project and I think it’s a really big day for us and a really big day for women’s football in England.

“But, you know, I’m going to say it’s not enough. I want more.”

Tottenham Hotspur Women v Manchester City Women

Spurs were brushed aside by Arsenal and face another difficult test when Manchester City head to The Hive on Sunday.

Without a win in five, Lilywhites boss, Rehane Skinner said after the derby defeat: “We’ve just got to keep working hard on the training ground and we’ve come a long way in terms of the style of football we want to play. The players believe in that, the staff believe in to too but as I’ve said before it’s going to take time and we are on a journey here at Tottenham.”  

Elsewhere in the FAWSL…

Everton Women v Aston Villa Women

Brighton & Hove Albion Women v Manchester United Women

FA Women’s Championship

Liverpool Women v Lewes Women

Blackburn Ladies v Coventry United Ladies

Charlton Athletic Women v London Bees

Crystal Palace Women v Sheffield United Women

Leicester City Women v London City Lionesses

Women’s FA Cup Second Round
Brighouse Town Ladies v Newcastle Ladies
Chichester & Selsey Ladies v TBC
Keynsham Ladies v Yeovil United
Middlesbrough Ladies v Hull City Ladies
Sunderland Ladies v Sheffield Ladies
West Bromwich Albion WFC v Lincoln City Ladies
Billericay Town Ladies v Ipswich Town Ladies
Burnley Women v Fylde Ladies
Cardiff Ladies v Oxford United Women
Crawley Wasps Ladies v Gillingham Ladies
Hounslow WFC v Leyton Orient WFC
Loughborough Foxes WFC v Derby Ladies
Portsmouth Ladies v Cheltenham Town Ladies
Stoke Ladies C-C Wem Town Ladies (Match cancelled)
Wolves Ladies v Nottm Forest Ladies
Southampton FC Women v Plymouth Argyle Ladies
Watford Ladies v MK Dons Ladies

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Brian Jeeves

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