Arsenal and Spurs get the Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals underway on Sunday lunchtime, while lowest ranked side left Leicester City face Manchester City.
WOMEN’S FA CUP Q-Fs – Sunday 15 March (2pm)
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (Boreham Wood FC, 12.30pm) – live on BBC Red Button / BBC iPlayer / The FA Player
Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City (Crawley Town FC) – live on BCFC Facebook
Leicester City v Manchester City (Quorn FC)
Everton v Chelsea (Walton Hall Park)
Arsenal will look to make it three wins from three against Spurs so far this season, having won 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as well as a 6-0 friendly victory. But they will be without head coach Joe Montemurro, who is currently back in Australia due to family reasons, assistant coaches Aaron D’Antino and Leanne Hall taking charge of the side in his absence.
Spurs’ Dutch defender, Siri Worm, told tottenhamhotspur.com: “I think it will be a good game, Arsenal are a tough team but it’s a game we’re looking forward to and excited about. We have to stick together and work hard for each other like we did against them at the new stadium, but this time, we have to take our chances and then who knows what could happen?”
Champions side Leicester City, who have already accounted for top-flight Reading, have a huge home tie against holders Manchester City. Paige Bailey-Gayle was the hero as the Foxes knocked out the Royals and has since won the Championship Player of the Month award.
Everton’s second match at their new Walton Hall Park home comes against Chelsea. The two teams have not yet met this season but Emma Hayes side host the Toffees in the WSL next Sunday.
Brighton welcome Birmingham City back to Sussex having beaten the Blues 3-0 in a league fixture, which was attended by over 4,000 at the Amex Stadium.
Tickets for the Women’s FA Cup final can be bought here.
FA Women’s Championship
Meanwhile, there are also three games in the FA WC, beginning with London Bees versus Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, with a 5pm kick off at Barnet FC. Second-placed Sheffield United entertain Lewes with a 1pm start at Chesterfield FC, while bottom of the table Charlton Athletic host local rivals Crystal Palace (VCD Athletic, 3pm), with the Eagles three places higher but only three points better off. The Addicks have confirmed that Chloe Mustaki has torn her anterior cruciate ligament and will be out for the rest of the season.