Man City Women Begin Conti Cup Defence


Manchester City start their Continental Tyres Cup campaign at Oxford United, Chelsea go to Brighton and there’s a London derby as Millwall meet Arsenal.

Wednesday 1st November

GROUP 1 NORTH – Sunderland v Aston Villa (South Shields FC, 6.30)
Sheffield FC v Durham (Sheffield FC, 7.30)

GROUP 1 SOUTH – Millwall Lionesses v Arsenal (St Paul’s Sports Ground, 7.45)
Reading v Watford (Wycombe Wanderers FC, 7.45)

GROUP 2 SOUTH – Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea (Culver Road, 7.45)
Yeovil Town v Tottenham Hotspur (Yeovil Town FC, 7.45)

Thursday 2nd November

GROUP 2 NORTH – Everton v Birmingham City (Select Security Stadium, 7pm)
Oxford United v Manchester City (Oxford City FC, 7.45)

Sunderland will go top of Group 1 North if they defeat Aston Villa, who were beaten 6-0 at Doncaster in WSL 2 on Sunday.

In the same section, Sheffield FC host Durham for the second time in four days, looking to improve upon their 4-0 league loss to the Wildcats.

WSL 2 leaders Millwall lost their opening Conti Cup tie and now face a visit from Arsenal in Group 1 South.

Watford’s only win so far this season has come in the cup but they face a difficult fixture away at Reading.

Everton and Birmingham City both won their opening Group 2 North games but will be eager to double their points tally, with Manchester City also in their section.

Nick Cushing’s side kick off their campaign with a trip to Oxford United on Thursday.

Chelsea are the heavyweights in Group 2 South and they start away to Brighton, who are the early leaders.

Yeovil look for some respite from a testing start in WSL 1 but are up against a Spurs side who are unbeaten in all competitions since the opening day.