Match Preview: Women's Challenge Cup

Women's Challenge Cup @ Stafford Town, Tuesday 4th April


  • Stoke City vs Sporting Khalsa
  • Tuesday 4th April - 7:30pm
  • Stafford Town, Evans Park, Riverway, Stafford ST16 3TL
  • Adults £5.00 / Concession £3.00 / U16s Free (with full paying adult)

Stoke City
Stoke City FC Women is a football team with a rich history, dating back to 2001 when Kath Tranter and Alyson Pattison formed the team to represent Stoke City. The team, known as Stoke City Ladies for their first 18 years in existence, started off with a bang, finishing third in the West Midlands League Division One in their inaugural season and gaining promotion through the playoffs. Over the years, Stoke City FC Women have made steady progress, consolidating their position in the West Midland Premier Division and entering the Staffordshire County Ladies Challenge Cup. This season, Stoke City FC Women are currently 6th in the WNL Northern Premier League, showing their resilience and determination to compete at a high level. They also made it to the 3rd Round Proper of the Women’s FA Cup, a testament to their progress and success in recent years.

Stoke City’s Route To The Final
Round 1: BYE
Round 2: Stoke City FC 10 - 0 Leek Town Ladies Reserves
Quarter-Final: Leek Town Ladies First 0 - 4 Stoke City FC
Semi-Final: City of Stoke 0 - 10 Stoke City FC

Sporting Khalsa
Sporting Khalsa Women was founded in 2004 under the name FC Reedswood. In the 2015/16 season, they joined Sporting Khalsa FC and formed their women’s and girls’ section. Sporting Khalsa Women’s first team has been making great strides in recent seasons. Currently, they are placed 4th in the league, with just three league games remaining. This season, they have reached their previous season’s points tally, showing their consistency and dedication. The team has also had some impressive wins, beating Leek Town and Boldmere St Michaels, but unfortunately, they were unable to progress past the second round proper of the FA Cup, losing narrowly to Peterborough United.

Sporting Khalsa’s Route To The Final
Round 1: BYE
Round 2: Sporting Khalsa H - W Walsall FC Development
Quarter-Final: Sporting Khalsa 4 - 0 Newcastle Town
Semi-Final: Lichfield City FC 1 - 5 Sporting Khalsa

Match Officials
Referee: Emily Aldridge
Assistant 1: Chris Whinyates
Assistant 2: Lois Brindley
4th Official: Alice Webb

Match Programme
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