Aston Villa Ladies take on West Ham Women for a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup this Sunday.
Here are ‘5 reasons’ why you should be at Boldmere St Michaels for the exciting encounter.
1] Roar us into the last four!
Aston Villa Ladies have never reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in their history, meaning a win on Sunday would be a monumental achievement.
Part-time clubs like Aston Villa reaching the last four was made even trickier in the summer when the Super League became a fully professional competition.
The Ladies and Durham Women are the only sides left who don’t play in the top tier, with many pundits dubbing Villa the underdogs.
2] Home advantage
A home draw could be a crucial factor for Villa as they look to pull off a giant killing.
Boldmere St Michaels has proved to be a great ground for the Ladies this season, with the team losing only two of their past eight home matches.
West Ham won’t be relishing a trip to face an improving Villa, particularly if the home side are backed by a big home crowd.
3] Magic of the Cup
Anything can happen in the FA Cup, as evidenced by Villa’s miracle comeback in the last round against Sheffield United.
The Ladies looked dead and buried at 3-1 down with four minutes left before Jodie Hutton struck twice to force the match to extra-time.
The winger then buried the winning penalty as Villa prevailed in the shoot-out in front of a buoyant Boldmere.
4] The Villa Family
This weekend is a home double header for the men’s and women’s teams, providing the perfect opportunity to support both sides.
And with both teams in a good run of form, it could turn out to be a great weekend to be an Aston Villa fan.
Season Ticket Holders can also take advantage of £2 tickets for the match if they buy online by Friday.
5] Time to be counted
Head Coach Gemma Davies and her squad are labelled as the underdogs in most games they go into after a slow start to the season.
But the group have shown they’re not here just to make up the numbers, kicking off 2019 with a five-game unbeaten run.
Pulling off an FA Cup upset would be the perfect way to silence their doubters once and for all.