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Ladies preview: Mansfield vs Birmingham & West Midlands (Women's FA Cup)

1 October 2019

Match Previews

Ladies preview: Mansfield vs Birmingham & West Midlands (Women's FA Cup)

1 October 2019

Mansfield Town Ladies are back in action on Sunday 06 October, when they host Birmingham & West Midlands LFC in the second qualifying round of the Women’s FA Cup at The RH Academy (2pm kick-off).

The Stagettes have started their season unbeaten, winning three of their four matches, with ladies' director of football Allan Woodfield delighted by the results thus far.

"It’s been an incredibly positive start," he said. "Now going up against a good side like Birmingham and West Midlands will be a great test for us to see where we’re at.

"Hopefully we can use home ground to our advantage."

The Stagettes began their cup campaign last month when they convincingly beat Worksop Town LFC by a 9-0 scoreline in the Women’s FA Cup preliminary round.

The amber and blue then, in the first qualifying round, welcomed Crusaders LFC to The RH Academy.

They ended up 4-2 victors in a game that saw 16-year-old striker Abbie Newman score a hat-trick to complete a second-half Mansfield onslaught after Chloe Foster struck first following the interval.

Speaking after the game, hat-trick hero Newman said: "It [scoring a hat-trick] was unreal. Especially scoring a penalty to get the third goal, there’s a fair amount of pressure, so it was amazing to get the hat-trick.

"It [scoring a hat-trick] means more than anything to be honest! Going out to play against women who are much older than me and scoring three goals is a great feeling.

"Being close to my teammates helps and it’s really good that we have that relationship."

Entry to Sunday's match against Birmingham & West Midlands LFC at The RH Academy is free.

The RH Academy can be found at the following address: The RH Academy, Woburn Lane, Mansfield, NG19 7RT.

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