Friday Feb 3, 2017
Women's FA Cup comes to Tamworth!
Villa Ladies Head Coach Joe Hunt is targeting another strong FA Cup run and has every reason to be confident given his side’s pre-season graft and match preparation. The fixture kicks off at The GST Gas Services Stadium at The Lamb at 2.00pm this Sunday.
Hunt said, “The FA Cup is a great competition. We've had excellent runs over the last two years and we take it very seriously. Why wouldn't we? It's what we are in the game for, to compete with the best teams in the land. To reach the quarter-finals in the last two seasons is a massive achievement and we've had some hard games along the way."
The clash is Villa Ladies’ first competitive fixture at their new home venue.
Hunt has been impressed with the development work at the National League North outfit and is hoping to draw support in what is a ‘massive’ Villa area.
Hunt added: “We are delighted as a club to be at Tamworth. It's an amazing facility. They have done some brilliant work over the last two years to transform the ground. We've had a few games there now and it's going to be great for us. Tamworth is a massive Villa area so we are hoping people will come out in big numbers to support the Aston Villa Ladies. When I first started at Villa many years ago I was a community coach and coached in a lot of the schools and the support was impressive for the club. Both the boys and girls love playing football so I hope they'll love watching this ladies team."