Brighton Women to Host #SSEWFACup Holders

Hope Powell’s Brighton & Hove Albion will take on Manchester City in the SSE WFA Cup 4th Round, while last year’s runners-up Birmingham City have a tough tie at Reading.


Ties to be played on Sunday 4th February 2018
£2,000 from the prize fund goes to each winning team

Durham v Sheffield FC
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Sunderland v Derby County or Brighouse Town
Keynsham Town v Lewes
Tottenham Hotspur v Doncaster Rovers Belles
Liverpool v Watford
Cardiff City LFC v Oxford United
The New Saints v Chichester City
Millwall Lionesses v Coventry United
Reading v Birmingham City
Plymouth Argyle v Leicester City WFC
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City
Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic
Yeovil Town v Arsenal
London Bees v Chelsea
Everton v Bristol City

As well as the Royals versus the Blues, there are two other all-WSL 1 ties, with Bristol City away to Everton – whom they beat 2-1 just last weekend – and struggling Yeovil Town with a home match against Arsenal.

WSL sides are paired in four other ties, featuring London Bees’ massive game with Chelsea, whom they have stunned once before in cup action. Spurs play Doncaster who defeated them 4-1 in the league, Durham have Sheffield FC with each side having emerged winners by four-goal margins in meetings this term, while lowly Watford face a daunting trip to Liverpool.

FA WPL Northern leaders Middlesbrough have a chance to test their WSL credentials away to Aston Villa, who are one off the bottom of the league.

Coventry United have a similar challenge at Millwall Lionesses, who are going well in WSL 2 and Cardiff City Ladies have the benefit of home advantage against Oxford United.

One tie is still to be confirmed, as Sunderland await a visit from the winners of the postponed fixture between Derby County and Brighouse Town.

At least four Premier League clubs will progress to the fifth round, with Division 1 sides playing top flight opposition in each case.

Plymouth Argyle look to beat a fifth such side in cup competition this season when welcoming Leicester City WFC.

There’s a clash of heavyweights in Blackburn Rovers and Charlton Athletic, while Keynsham Town tackle Lewes and TNS hope to extend their record run when entertaining Chichester City.

Tickets for the final at Wembley Stadium on 5th May are available by clicking here.

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