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Lane to host Women’s FA Cup tie

21 November 2016

Bramall Lane is set to host a first ever Sheffield United Ladies fixture.

For the SSE Women's FA Cup first round tie against Leicester City Women Development, Sheffield United Ladies will use the hallowed turf at S2 on Sunday 4th December (1pm kick-off).

The Blades have beaten Bradford Park Avenue, Chester-le-Street and Merseyrail Bootle to get to this stage of the competition and Leicester City Women Development are top of the division below United, who play in the East Midlands Women's Regional League and are currently second, with games in hand over the leaders.

United's Operations Director, Dave McCarthy, said: "We are delighted to be in a position to assist this flourishing relationship with the Ladies team by staging this game at Bramall Lane.

"The Ladies have recently moved their home fixtures to the SteelPhalt Academy at Shirecliffe but rules state that Women's FA Cup fixtures must be played on grass and with our men's team at Bolton on the same day, we were delighted to be able to offer the Lane.

"Any Blades fans not going to Bolton will be made very welcome at Bramall Lane, where we hope the Ladies will progress to the second round."

Tickets are £2 for adults and £1 for under 16s, whilst Blades season ticket holders will be admitted free of charge. Admission is via the turnstiles on the Hualing (South) Stand turnstiles.

Incidentally, Bramall Lane staged the Women's FA Cup Final in 2000, when Croydon beat Doncaster Belles.

Dave Smith, from Sheffield United Ladies, added: "This game marks a historic milestone in the history of Sheffield United Ladies as this is the first time the club has had the honour of using Bramall Lane for a fixture. We would like to thank Sheffield United for the opportunity.

"As well as the 2000 Women's FA Cup Final, Bramall Lane has hosted a number of ladies games including internationals in 1990 and 1997, the BUCS (British University and Colleges Sport) Final in 2010 and various Sheffield United Girls' Centre of Excellence fixtures."

The full fixture list, which is subject to change, is as follows.

Sun 4 Sep HNettleham LadiesEMRL-PDW4-3Report
Wed 7 Sep AMansfield Town LFC 2015EMRL-PDD1-1Report
Sun 11 Sep AHeather LFCLCW6-1Report
Sun 18 Sep2:00pmABradford Park AvenueWFACW8-1Report
Wed 28 Sep7:30pmHMansfield Hosiery MillsEMRL-PDW5-0Report
Sun 2 Oct2:00pmARise Park LadiesEMRL-PDW2-0Report
Sun 9 Oct2:00pmAChester-le-StreetWFACW1-0Report
Sun 16 Oct2:00pmHSocratesCCW7-1Report
Wed 19 Oct7:30pmHMansfield Town LFC 2015EMRL-PDW3-2Report
Sun 23 Oct2:00pmAKettering Town WomenEMRL-PDW4-0Report
Sun 30 Oct2:00pmHBedworth UnitedEMRL-PDL2-3Report
Sun 6 Nov2:00pmHRuddington VillageEMRL-PDW14-1Report
Sun 13 Nov2:00pmHMerseyrail BootleWFACW3-1Report
Sun 20 NovpostpARuddington VillageEMRL-PD   Elms Park
Sun 20 Nov2:00pmADinnington TownCCW5-0Report
Sun 27 Nov2:00pmALoughborough VF LFCLCW9-0Report
Sun 4 Dec1:00pmHLeicester City DevelopmentWFAC  Bramall Lane
Sun 11 Dec2:00pmHRise Park LadiesEMRL-PD   Academy
Sun 18 DecpostpHPeterborough Northern StarEMRL-PD   Academy
Sun 18 Dec2:00pmHSheffield United DevelopmentCC   Academy
Sun 8 Jan2:00pmANotts County DevelopmentEMRL-PD   Play Soccer USA
Sun 15 Jan2:00pmHKettering Town WomenEMRL-PD   Academy
Sun 22 Jan2:00pmABedworth UnitedEMRL-PD   The Oval
Sun 29 Jan2:00pmHArnold Town LadiesEMRL-PD   Academy
Sun 12 Feb2:00pmHNotts County DevelopmentEMRL-PD   Academy
Sun 19 Feb2:00pmAArnold Town LadiesEMRL-PD   Eagle Valley
Sun 26 Feb2:00pmAPeterborough Northern StarEMRL-PD   Branch Bros Stadium
Sun 5 Mar2:00pmAMansfield Hosiery MillsEMRL-PD   Mansfield Hosiery Mills
Sun 12 Mar2:00pmANettleham LadiesEMRL-PD   Mulsanne Park

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