Huddersfield Town Women are just 90 minutes away from lifting the FA Women’s National League Cup for the first time in their history. The Terriers beat Liverpool Feds 1-0 in the semi-final to set up a showdown with Southampton in April.
Glen Preston’s valiant Terriers ended Sunday with their unbeaten cup run intact as Katie Stanley’s header at the back post sent Town through.
Preston was delighted with the victory and is now looking forward to the final next month.
He said: “I thought we were superb and the team deserves to be in the final. I thought we played great especially since we were doing it tough with injuries. I could only name two subs because of how many injuries we’ve had in the squad. At half-time we were just patching people up.
“They are a tough team Liverpool, they beat Fylde, Wolves and Nottingham Forest to get to this point and they are all above us in the league.”
Looking ahead to the final, he said: “It’s a huge moment for the club and one I’ll be extremely proud to coach the side in. The club has never got to this stage before in this competition so it’s a huge effort by not just the players, but all the staff and volunteers. They deserve a big ‘well done’ too.
“We have to go into the final thinking positively. We will be the underdogs as they (Southampton) have recruited players from the Women’s Super League and so they have got more financial clout behind them. They are a good side with good coaching staff so we can’t be under any illusions how tough it will be. I’ve told the girls to just enjoy the moment.
“When it comes to the game we’ll just have to see how many players we don’t have out injured. We’ll have to go with the 11 we can get.”
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Town’s next fixture is away at Derby County on Sunday March 13 (2.00).