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After excellent wins in the three previous rounds, Burton Albion will take on FA Women's Premier League side Radcliffe Olympic Ladies in the SSE Women's FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying on Sunday.
Radcliffe currently sit second in Midland Division One of the FA WPL and come into the fixture having won 2-1 against Oughtibridge War Memorial LFC in the last round. The Nottingham-based side have a very talented squad and boast a number of ex-FA WSL players within their ranks, so the Brewers will face a tougher challenge against a team two leagues above them.
Burton Albion reached this stage for the first time with a 6-0 victory over Ruddington Village in the last round. Demi Croxall led the scoring with a hat-trick, Abbie Taylor added a further two goals and Laura Sear was also on target.
The fixture is again being played at Mickleover Sports' Don Amott Arena and another good cup atmosphere is expected after good support in the previous home ties.
Adam Smallman, Head of Football at BALFC, said: "This is a first for the club going this far so the important thing is we go out on the pitch, do our best and enjoy it. Radcliffe are a good side and are at the level we are targeting to reach so it will be good to test ourselves against an experienced FA WPL side.
"Your support for the ladies is always a vital boost for them at games and really adds to the team every game and we thank you for your continued support."
Burton midfielder Laura Sears added: "Everyone at the club is looking forward to the game and a chance to play a team flying in their league. We are massive underdogs and like the manager has said, we just need to go out and give it our best shot but make sure we enjoy it."
Demi Croxall is the team's leading scorer this season and she said: "I love the FA Cup games as it is a new challenge against teams from different leagues and different levels. We are flying in the league and have a great family ethos at the club, so we go into Sunday's game positive but know the challenge is a big one and we need to be on our game to beat a team two leagues above us."
The fixture is a 1pm kick off at Mickleover with admission prices of £2 for Adults, Under-16s and Burton Albion season ticket holders gain free entry to the game.
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