Huddersfield Town Women FC will have a feeling of déjà vu if they successfully beat Birmingham City in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. They have been drawn away to Everton in the 4th round, the team that knocked them out of the competition last season.
The club’s third round tie was postponed and re-arranged for January. If the Terriers can beat the Blues they will pocket £10,000 in prize money, a huge sum of cash for what is a volunteer-run club. It also sets up an interesting re-match with Women’s Super League side Everton.
Despite the Terriers being beaten 4-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium last season, the club celebrated a record attendance of 1,168.
Town Women chair Alison Bamforth said: “The game against Birmingham was postponed due to a frozen pitch and the match is now scheduled for January 8 which is the next available date following the Christmas break.
“Listening to the 4th round draw I got a sense of déjà vu! Although we would have obviously loved a tasty home tie, a potential rematch against Women’s Super League opposition has got the whole team pumped up to give our all against Birmingham.
“The magic of the FA Cup means that anything can happen, and the promise of a trip to Everton adds an extra incentive to give everything we’ve got against Birmingham.”