#ContiCup : Big tests for Crystal Palace Ladies & Lewes

The FA Women’s Continental Cup returns with more group games this Sunday, including a couple of very attractive home ties for newcomers, as Crystal Palace host Chelsea and Lewes take on Arsenal.

Sunday 16 September (2pm)

Group 1 North
Bristol City v Manchester City (Stoke Gifford Stadium, 3pm)
Leicester City WFC v Aston Villa (Quorn FC)
Sheffield United v Birmingham City (Stocksbridge Park Steels FC)

Group 2 North
Durham v Liverpool (Durham City FC, 12:00)
Everton v Reading (Southport FC)

Group 1 South
Brighton & Hove Albion v London Bees (Crawley Town FC)
Crystal Palace v Chelsea (Bromley FC)
Yeovil Town v Tottenham Hotspur (Dorchester Town FC, 3pm)

Group 2 South
Lewes v Arsenal (Lewes FC)
West Ham United v Millwall Lionesses (Rush Green Stadium)

The top two in Group 1 North clash as Bristol City host leaders Manchester City, Sheffield United face Birmingham City who are a point above them and Aston Villa look to get off the mark at Leicester.

Everton entertain Reading who are chasing a third straight win in Group 2 North, while Durham play Liverpool in a noon kick off.

It’s a big day for newcomers Crystal Palace as they challenge Group 1 South top team Chelsea. Brighton and London Bees go head to head with both still searching to their first three points, while Yeovil take on Spurs.

Group 2 South is tight with four teams on three points and while there’s a London derby between West Ham and Millwall, the top two meet as Lewes plays Arsenal for the first time ever.

Lewes FC Director Charlie Dobres said: “This is going to be a hugely exciting game as no Lewes team has ever played Arsenal before in a competitive fixture and we are really looking forward to it. The women are training at least three times a week now and our side has never been fitter.”