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Live blog: Aston Villa Women 2-3 Brighton and Hove Albion

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Live blog: Aston Villa Women 2-3 Brighton and Hove Albion

Aston Villa Women are in FA Cup action this afternoon as they take on Brighton for a place in the Fifth Round.

Gemma Davies’ team have home advantage as they look to cause a shock against the top tier Seagulls.

We’ll have text commentary from the game when the match kicks off at 3pm.


Welcome to coverage of Aston Villa Women's first taste of FA Cup action this season!

Boldmere St Michaels FC is the venue for today's game, and it looks like we're in for a wet afternoon as the rain comes lashing down. 

Team news is coming up in 15 minutes!



The Aston Villa team is in!

Alice Hassall makes her first start of the season in midfield, while captain Jade Richards returns in defence.

There is also a start for Kerri Welsh, who leads the line up top. 


We’re up and running at Boldmere for this FA Cup Fourth Round tie as Brighton get us underway.

Aston Villa Women are looking to cause a shock against Super League Brighton!

4 minutes

It's been a feisty start to the match as the visitors get stuck in.

There's also a special guest to support the Women today as Villa boss Dean Smith settles in beside me in the stand!

9 minutes

There's been no chances to speak of yet but both teams are keen to attack with pace as soon as they get the ball.

Villa have started with a 4-3-3 formation, looking to utilise Mel Johnson's pace on the right wing. 

11 minutes 

Penalty to Brighton as a dangled leg takes down Umotong...

She steps up and buries the spot kick. 

14 minutes 


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By @GregStyles91 26th January 2020