Bramall Lane To Host #SSEWFACup Tie

Bramall Lane will stage the SSE Women’s FA Cup tie between Sheffield United and local rivals Leeds United.

The third qualifying round encounter will be played on Sunday 8th October with a 12 noon kick-off.

“The fact that this game is being played at Bramall Lane further emphasises the club’s commitment to the ladies game,” United Ladies general manager, Lee Walshaw, told sufc.com.

He added: “The players, many of whom are Blades fans, are delighted to be offered the opportunity to play at the Lane once again. They rose to the occasion when they played on the main pitch last season, beating Leicester City Development, and we hope they do so again this year.

“It is an intriguing match against Leeds. Not only is it a derby, but we play in the FA Premier League Midlands division and they play at exactly the same level but in the North division, so the teams will be well matched.

“After winning promotion last season, the ladies have found their feet in the higher division and have won the last three games so will go into the game in a couple of weeks full of confidence.”

The Hauling (South) will be opening for the fixture. Admission is £3 adults and £2 concessions and tickets will be available on the day from turnstiles.

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