Farsley Celtic Women are poised to make history as they prepare to compete in their first-ever West Riding County Women’s League Cup Final this Sunday. The team will face a formidable opponent, Yorkshire Amateur, at the County Ground – Fleet Lane, in what promises to be an exhilarating encounter.
The Celts have defied expectations throughout the season, defying the odds to reach the final against the higher-ranked Ammers. Their remarkable journey has seen them overcome teams positioned above them in the league structure, showcasing their determination and skill along the way. Now, they eagerly anticipate the opportunity to deliver a memorable performance against Yorkshire Amateur, a team situated three leagues above them.
In the Semi-Finals of the competition, Farsley secured a remarkable victory against the Premier Division Champions, Lower Hopton. The Celts triumphed over their formidable opponents in a nerve-wracking penalty shootout, showcasing their resilience and unwavering spirit. The achievement of defeating a team positioned three divisions higher cannot be understated.
Reflecting on the Semi-Final clash, team captain Lauren Rigby expressed her delight, stating, “The semi-final against Hopton seems like a long time ago, but it was such a great win. We managed to equalise against them in the final few minutes and then took the game to penalties, which we duly won. It was a great day!”
Rigby acknowledged the challenge that awaits her team in the upcoming final, emphasising their status as underdogs. She remarked, “I am expecting it (Sunday’s final) to be another challenge, and we are definitely the underdogs going into the game. We are a Third Division team playing against a team that have just finished second in the Premier Division – so it is theirs to lose!”
The long gap between their last league game and the final has posed its own challenges, but Rigby remains optimistic. She hopes that regardless of the outcome, Farsley Celtic Women will do themselves proud on the grand stage. Rigby further expressed her desire for the support of the Farsley fans, aiming to conclude an incredibly successful season for the Women’s section on a high note.
“League winners and League Cup finalists. Two things to celebrate regardless of the score on Sunday. Let’s hope we can do the double,” Rigby added, reflecting the team’s ambitious aspirations.
The highly anticipated final will take place this Sunday, May 28th, at the West Riding County FA ground located at Fleet Lane, Woodlesford (LS26 8NX). Fans are encouraged to attend and show their support for Farsley Celtic Women. Admission for adults is priced at £4, with concessions available at £2. Additionally, children under the age of 10 can attend the match free of charge.