FA Girls’ Youth Cup kicks off Saturday morning

Arsenal begin defence of the FA Girls' Cup
Arsenal beat Chelsea in last season’s FA Girls’ Youth Cup Final. (Photo: Kate Green for The FA)

The 2019-20 FA Girls Youth Cup competition kicks off on Saturday morning and holders Arsenal begin their defence away at Reading.

Chelsea were beaten finalists last season and have an away tie at Charlton Athletic, Plate winners Doncaster Rovers Belles take on Manchester City.

MK Dons, who lost out to the Belles in the Plate final, host Essex FA Regional Talent Centre, while there’s traditional rivalries as Everton meet Manchester United and Derby County face Nottingham Forest.

Saturday 28 September (11am, unless stated otherwise)


Milton Keynes Dons v Essex RTC (Great Linforld Playing Fields, 11.30am)
Charlton Athletic v Chelsea (CAFC Training Ground, 3pm)
Bristol City v Southampton (SGS WISE Campus, 2pm)
Birmingham City v Brighton & Hove Albion (Tally-Ho Police Sports Ground)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Gillingham (Compton Park Training Ground)
Reading v Arsenal (Bisham Abbey Sports Ground, 1.30)
Millwall Lionesses v Aston Villa (Ten Em Bee Sports Development Centre)
West Bromwich Albion v Oxford United (Aston University Recreation Centre)
Sunderland & Gateshead v Teesside Sports (Gateshead College, Academy for Sport)
Leeds United v Stoke City (Sport Park Weetwood)
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Manchester City (Rossington Main FC)
Everton v Manchester United (USM Finch Farm, Everton FC Academy)
Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers (Manton Athletic Sports Club, 10.30am)
Leicester City v Liverpool (University of Leicester Pitches)
Durham v York City (Durham University Racecourse)
Derby County v Nottingham Forest (University of Derby, 11.30)

Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers Belles win 2018-19 silverware

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