Huddersfield Town are seeking to become only the third team, after Doncaster Rovers Belles and Sheffield FC Ladies, to complete a hat-trick of successive wins in the competition when they face Barnsley in this season’s Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Women’s Challenge Cup Final.
For the second season the final is being staged on a Football League ground with Rotherham United’s AESSEAL New York Stadium doing the honours on Sunday (3.00pm).
Sunday’s game will be the fourth successive final to be contested by Huddersfield and opponents Barnsley, the latter lifting the trophy in the first of the meetings back in 2016.
That final was played at Roundwood Pavilion, home of Parkgate FC, Barnsley upsetting the form book against their higher ranked opponents to win 4-2 in a match which guaranteed a new name would appear on the trophy.
Huddersfield won 2-1 in the 2017 final at St George’s Park, Graves.
Last year’s final was held at the Keepmoat Stadium, home Doncaster Rovers and it was the first time the final was played on a Football League gound. Town won 3-1
Both Huddersfield and Barnsley play in the FA Women’s National League, in the Northern Premier Division (tier 3) and Division One North (tier 4) respectively and like the other teams in the FAWNL were exempt until the third round (last 16) of this season’s Cup.
Town’s route to the final has seen them progress against Steel City Wanderers (walk over), Dronfield Town (10-0) and Sheffield United Development (4-0).
Barnsley’s path was via ties against Doncaster Rovers Foundation (walk over), Sheffield (2-1) and Worksop Town (3-0).
Town’s squad features former Barnsley players Charley Evans and Brittany Sanderson, both of whom were winners in 2016
Admission is £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and free for Under-16s. Entrance is via turnstile 8.