“Daunting, but exciting” as ladies take on FC United

Date: Friday 20th October 2017

PENRITH AFC Ladies face a daunting task tomorrow in the first round of the Argyle League Cup when they travel to cup holders FC United, of Manchester.

FC United are one of the most ambitious clubs in the women’s game at present and have assembled a high quality squad of young, talented players from the Greater Manchester area.

So far this season they top their league table with a 100 per cent. record and a +47 goal difference. The match will be played at FC United’s new Broadhurst Park Stadium (capacity 4,400), kick-off 2pm.

FC United women’s team have a phenomenal following and always attract three-figure crowds for their games.

Penrith manager Simon Savage said: “It’s a little daunting, but exciting at the same time. We know it’s going to be tough but we play football exactly for games like this when we can test ourselves against the top teams.

“As always, we will prepare well and give it 100 per cent. It’s just amazing that a small town club like Penrith AFC Ladies can even compete with a massive club like FC United.”

l Report of Saturday’s 6-0 victory over Workington Reds Ladies on Page 15.