CFCW Preview: Leeds United (a)

    It’s the Third Qualifying Round of The Vitality Women’s FA Cup this weekend as Chester FC Women travel away to face National League Division One side Leeds United.

    The Seals recorded a sixth consecutive win in all competitions last weekend following an emphatic win in The Cheshire County Cup.

    Chester forward Molly Wood once again continued to grab the headlines for the Seals, now scoring in five consecutive matches in all competitions, with a remarkable seventeen goals coming in that period.

    The Seals have advanced through to this stage of the competition following a penalty shootout win at Nantwich Town in 1QR, before an impressive 4-1 away win at rivals Warrington Town in the previous round.

    Sunday’s hosts Leeds United currently play their football in Division One of FA Women’s National League. The side are currently placed 3rd in the league having picked up sixteen points from their eight games so far this season.

    The Whites come into this weekend’s clash on the back of a 4-1 victory last time out against FC United of Manchester Women.

    Sunday’s game will be the first competitive game between the sides, with Chester aiming to reach the first round proper for the first time in the clubs history.


    Kick Off is 2pm at Garforth Town FC, Bannister Prentice Community Stadium, Cedar Ridge, Garforth, LS25 2PF.

    There is an entry charge of £5 for Adults and U16’s are free. Please note it is cash only. There is a club house with a bar serving food and drinks. Parking is available.


    ● Chester have scored in all but one of their games played so far in all competitions this season, that coming against Poulton Vics on the opening day.

    ● Leeds United are currently on a run of three wins in their last five games in all competitions.


    “This week we go into the game looking to create memories. The club has some rich history with cup ties against some big names, Leeds included.

    “The women’s section of the club is still new, but we’re all excited to create those games that people one day look back on with pride.

    “We’re under no illusions about the task ahead of us. Leeds are a very good outfit, organised and play on the front foot.

    “But this is the FA Cup, we see it time and time again where the underdogs can come out on top.

    “It’s a one off game and if we perform to our capabilities we’ll give our best the chance to cause an upset.”

    Preview by Jordan McNicholas.

    Photo courtesy of Luke Reynolds Photography.