Yeovil Town Ladies will play one of the biggest games in the club’s history at Huish Park on Sunday.
The Glovers of the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division will welcome National Division Leeds United to South Somerset in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup.
The West Yorkshire side currently sit third in their division, with Yeovil joint manager Sarah Lawler confident that switching from their usual Wells City home to the npower League One stadium will motivate the hosts having already impressed against Reading and Portsmouth.
Lawler said: “This is one of the biggest matches in the club’s history and certainly the biggest since I’ve been here. It is therefore great that we are able to play the game at such a top arena. The players are delighted to be playing the game at the stadium and it will be a massive motivating factor for them.
“It is a big honour for us to be playing at Huish Park and we would like to thank the main club and first team manager Gary Johnson for allowing it to happen. We will be going all out to win the match and we intend to uphold the rich tradition of cup football at Yeovil Town.”
Leeds - who reached the final of last season’s competition - topped their group and have billed the clash in Somerset as “the longest trip ever” on their official website. Considered one of the strongest sides outside of the Women’s Super League, Leeds are currently third in the Premier League National Division having won six of their nine games to date.
Ahead of the 2pm kick off, Lawler added: “I would like to urge all Yeovil Town fans to come along and support us. We play good, attacking football and are great to watch. With low admission prices on the day it should present a great value and exciting afternoon of football. If you have not yet seen women’s football please give it a go. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised.”
Admission prices have been set at £3.00 for adults, and £1.00 for concessions, with children able to enter for free if accompanied by a paying adult.
The Glovers cruised into the next round of the FA Women’s Cup when they thumped Colne Valley 8-0 last weekend. They will travel to Barnet at the next stage.
A video interview with Sarah Lawler can be viewed here.
Video courtesy of the Western Gazette.