Chester FC Women’s focus shifts to cup competition this weekend as they face Blackburn Community Sports Club Ladies FC in the Second Qualifying Round of The Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
Martin Fitzsimons’ side will be looking to maintain their early season form when they come up against Premier Division opposition on Sunday.
The Blues will be looking to bounce back from their 4-2 defeat to Runcorn Linnets FC Ladies last time out, their only defeat to date so far this term.
Blackburn have endured a mixed start to their league campaign, they currently sit 6th in the league having picked up seven points from a possible twelve on offer.
- Chester exited the competition at this stage last season losing a nine goal thriller 5-4 against Salford City Lionesses
- Blackburn made it all the way through to the First Round Proper last campaign, ultimately losing 1-0 to Hull City
- Blackburn’s four league games this season have produced a combined total of 22 goals.
- Chester have only kept one clean sheet so far this season
Form Guide (Most Recent First)
Blackburn Community SC : WDWL
Chester FC Women : LWDWW
Martin Fitzsimons’ Thoughts
“The FA Cup is special everyone knows that, we’re really excited to be a part of it. But it’s just another game in the season.
“We’re going to approach it like any other game. Take it day by day, game by game and look to learn from what we do. If we do that, I’m confident we’ll come out with a positive result and make a little bit of history in the process!”
MATCH PREVIEW COURTESY OF JORDAN MCNICHOLAS.