Huddersfield Town Women chair Alison Bamforth is thinking positively despite her side going out of the FA Cup to Birmingham City on Sunday. 

The Terriers lost 4-0 at St Andrew’s and missed out on the opportunity of collecting £10,000 in prizemoney and meeting women’s Super League side Everton in the 4th round once again.

Bamforth said: “It is always disappointing to go out but after over a month without a game and with Christmas thrown in as well, playing against a full-time team with the pedigree of Birmingham City, it wasn’t unexpected. 

“Compared to last year’s game against Everton I felt we played much more football, and for 60 minutes we were in the game hoping for a bit of cup magic.

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“It’s always a great experience playing in a stadium like St Andrew’s, and for some of our younger players it will have been the biggest stage they have played on so far in their career. Hopefully it’s made everyone hungry for more.” 

The Blues went ahead in the 5th minute with an own goal. The score stayed at 1-0 up until the 64th minute when Lucy Quinn took a shot which crept over the line to double Birmingham’s lead.

A third goal was scored just three minutes later when Jamie Finn tapped home to put the game out of sight. The hosts grabbed a fourth in the 77th minute through Jade Pennock.

Town Women are still in the County Cup this year and have that trophy in their sights. They host Dronfield Town Ladies in that competition at the Stafflex Arena on Sunday January 15 (1.30).

Bamforth added: “We will be looking to bounce back now the cobwebs have been well and truly blown away.”