The FA Women’s National League will be heading to Marston Road on Sunday 22 March, as Stafford Rangers FC host The FA Women’s National League Plate Final.
The game sees a clash between two teams having strong seasons in their respective divisions, West Bromwich Albion Women and Watford FC Ladies.
West Bromwich Albion enjoyed success in this competition last year, beating Liverpool Feds 4-1 to win the Plate title, as well as securing promotion to the FA WNL Northern Premier Division. The Baggies currently sit in 7th in the league this season, but with games in hands will be looking for a strong finish to climb up the table.
Watford are enjoying a strong season in the FA WNL Southern Premier Division, currently sitting in second place with the chance to secure top spot by winning their games in hand. The Golden Girls have set their sights on the league title and will hope a victory in the Plate Final will give them the boost required to finish the season in style.
FA Women’s National League Chairman, Carol West, said: “Stafford Rangers FC is a fitting platform for our Plate Final. Both clubs have certainly earned their Final places with some battling performances along the way. West Bromwich Albion are the current holders of the Plate and I’m sure they won’t look to readily give it up without a fight. This is Watford’s first time in the Plate Final and victory today would put them halfway towards a season double which I’m sure they will be keen to fulfil.”
Stafford Rangers Commercial Director, Ken Hunt, added: “Stafford Rangers Football Club are honoured to have been selected as the hosts for FA Women’s National League Plate Final.
“The upturn in popularity in women’s football has been dramatic, fuelled no doubt by the success of the England Lionesses and the improved television coverage. The success of West Bromwich Albion women in reaching the final has given the match a local feel and should increase numbers through the turnstiles”
The game kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 22 March 22, with the ground opening from 1pm
Admission is £5 adults (which includes a match programme*), £2.50 for concessions and £1 for children (under-3s are free). (*subject to availability)