#FAWPL: Hammers & Potters take trophies

The Hammers celebrate another goal, (Photo: West Ham Ladies)

In the double-header at Hednesford Town FC, West Ham United won the FA WPL Plate, following Stoke City’s success in the Reserve Cup.

Sunday 15th April

FA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE

PLATE FINAL: West Ham United 5-0 Luton Town

RESERVE CUP FINAL: Portsmouth 0-1 Stoke City (Att: 262)

Hammers pick up Plate

West Ham struck twice in a four-minute spell midway through the first half to go in two up at the interval.

Amber Stobbs netted from distance via the cross-bar on 25 minutes and a defensive error was taken full advantage off, as Kelly Wealthall finished clinically.

The Hammers were in command after making it 3-0 early in the second half, Ellie Zoepfl collecting the ball to go one-on-one with the goalkeeper and slot home.

Zoepfl netted her second and Rosie Kmita also got on the scoresheet, as West Ham emphasised their more senior status.

Potters pip Pompey

Photo: Stoke City LFC

An Emily Curteis goal 5 minutes from time saw Stoke City edge Portsmouth 1-0 in the FA WPL Reserve Cup Final.

Beth Roberts’ in-swinging corner for Stoke hit the post, while Abbie Iddenden and Curteis also went close to opening the scoring for the Potters.

A Portsmouth delivery dropped just wide of the upright, after which Pompey goalkeeper Melissa Burns made a magnificent save to deny Robyn Kivel and teammate Brown almost scored from 30 yards.

Curteis had an effort ruled out for offside and in the latter stages both sides went desperately close to breaking the deadlock

Pompey could not quite force the ball home and Stoke ‘keeper Alice Langstone saved impressively, before Curteis captured the cup in the dying minutes.