Stadium damage leads to postponement of Everton Women’s cup tie

Everton players at Walton Hall Park
Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Due to a safety concern at Walton Hall Park, tonight’s FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup match between Everton and Manchester United has been called off.

Damage at the ground has been caused by high winds and The FA state that they will continue to work with the clubs and that an update on the outcome of the group stage fixture will be announced in due course.

Manchester United head coach Casey Stoney was disappointed by the decision, saying:

“I must make it clear that we as a club wanted this game to be played and were accommodating in the options that were put forward. My players and staff have worked so hard in our preparation for this upcoming busy fixture period and it is therefore extremely frustrating to have it called off less than 24 hours before kick-off.”

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