By Glenys Furness

Huddersfield Town Women FC are hoping it will be third time lucky – in more ways than one – when they take on local rivals Brighouse Town for a place in the semi-finals of the FA Women’s National League Cup.

The Terriers make the short trip to the Yorkshire Payments Stadium on Wednesday February 23 (7.45) for a quarter-final clash that has already been postponed twice.

The Terriers have also played their near neighbours twice so far this season and have drawn and lost so they will be hoping to resume winning ways.

Brighouse head into this game knowing they beat the Terriers last time out. On a wild and windy night, an unfortunate own goal by Paige Crossman was the only difference between the sides. 

Town also took on Brighouse earlier in the season in a midweek kick off at the Stafflex Arena back in August. In an end-to-end game Town took the lead late on with a Britt Sanderson strike, before a late equaliser from Drew Greene meant the points were shared.

Manager Glen Preston has done his homework and said: “We want to put right what we felt went wrong in the last game. We have evaluated Brighouse extensively and we have a much better idea of their style, strengths and vulnerabilities.”

How to watch

Town fans will be able to watch the derby in person at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium, HD6 2PL. Kick-off is 7.45 and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

Can’t make the game? As always, online coverage of the match will be available across all HTWFC channels including minute-by-minute updates on Twitter @HTAFCWomen plus match build up on Instagram.

Highlights will also be released following the game for fans to catch up on the action.