Leicester City Women Football Club drawn against Super League team in Women’s FA Cup

By Conor de Smith


Leicester City Women Football Club have been drawn against Durham Women Football Club in the fifth round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.

The Foxes dismissed lower-league Plymouth Argyle Ladies in the fourth round to set up an trip to the Women’s Super League Two outfit.

Jonathan Morgan’s side will travel to New Ferens Park on Sunday 18 February in the hope of reaching the quarter-final for the first time in the club’s history.

This is just the second time that City have reached the fifth round of the most prestigious cup competition in women’s football.

Charlotte Greengrasss opened the scoring in Plymouth last week before Natasha Knapman equalised for the hosts. Rosie Axten and Leigh Dugmore sealed the win for Leicester before Katie Middleton grabbed a consolation.

Leicester City Women have beaten Chorley Ladies, Bradford City Women and most recently Plymouth to reach this stage of the competition.

City missed out on this stage last year when they lost to fellow Women’s Premier League North outfit West Bromwich Albion Women.

Assistant manager said Michael Makoni: “We’re really excited. It’s another long away day but the girls are buzzing for it. It’s always nice to get a WSL team because that is where we hope to be.”

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