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Women's FA Cup - Road to the Final
Huddersfield Town staged a superb second half comeback from two goals behind to beat Loughborough Foxes 3-2 and book their place in the last 32. Lucy Sowerby, Ellie White and Kate Mallin scored the goals to take Huddersfield through to a meeting with Ipswich Town, one of two ties which guarantees a FAWNL side in the Fifth Round. Ipswich reached this stage by beating Portsmouth, from the level above, 1-0 with a goal from Paige Peake.
After being initially formed as Ipswich Town Ladies in the early 2000's, the club were rebranded as Ipswich Town FC Women in the summer of 2018 after becoming increasingly integrated into Ipswich Town FC. Manager, Joe Sheehan, has been in charge since February 2019 after combining his role with his other position as Lead Coach of Ipswich Town's elite U21 academy setup, who currently ply their trade in the WSL Academy League. Club captain, Amanda Crump, has been with the Tractor Girls since the age of ten and not long ago celebrated a double century of appearances for the Suffolk side.
Natasha Thomas currently tops the goalscoring charts with 22 goals in all competitions, taking her overall tally to 87 goals in 105 appearances for Ipswich. Young quartet Anna Grey, Eloise King, Paige Peake and Blue Wilson are among 11 capped England youth internationals in the Ipswich Town ranks.
Ipswich have having an excellent season in FAWNL DIvision One South East and will go into the match as league leaders.
Huddersfield Town (from): Laura Carter, Beth Stanfield, Shauna Legge, Kate Mallin, Vicky Abbott, Lauren Griffiths, Katie Nutter, Charley Evans, Sarah Danby, Laura Elford, Brittany Sanderson, Ella Harris, Lauren Joyce, Lucy Sowerby, Georgia Marshall, Leah Embley, Lois Scholefield, Olivia Clark, Olivia Taylor, Ellie White.
Ipswich Town (from): Nikita Runnacles, Nicole Pannifer, Eva Hubbard, Blue Wilson, Lucy Egan, Natasha Thomas, Amanda Crump, Maddie Biggs, Eloise King, Zoe Cossey, Ellie Rossiter, Lindsey Cooper, Paige Wakefield, Abbie Lafayette, Amy-Leigh Abrehart, Anna Grey, Paige Peake, Sophie Peskett, Molly Sutherland, Lucy Williamson.
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