Ladies Cup preview

Thursday 7 February 2002

Everton Ladies v Fulham Ladies 6th Round, FA Cup Sunday 10th February 2002. 12.30pm kick off.
at Marine AFC, Rossett Park, College Road, Crosby, Liverpool

The first ever meeting between the two clubs. Everton are currently fourth in the National Premier League on 20 points although they have played fourteen games so far this season compared to Arsenal's nine. Fulham head up the Southern Division and remain unbeaten in any game so far this season.

Everton LFC Squad: Carly Timmins, Tina Mason, Jeanette Hill, Chantel Woodhead, Mo Marley, Tammy Byrne, Kelly McDougall, Sara Whewell, Sophie Krivinskas, Amanda Barr, Kelly Vaughan, Alex Culvin, Beth Ragdale, Leanne Duffy, Gitte Pedersen, Nicky Harding, Joanne Traynor

Manager: Keith Marley

Club History:

Everton Ladies have undergone a few changes since its formation in 1983 under the guise of Hoylake W.F.C. Just four years later the club changed its name to Leasowe Pacific, dominating the North West Women's League. One of the highlights of the Leasowe era was beating Friends of Fulham 3-2 at Old Trafford in the first ever televised Women's F.A. Cup Final.

Years later, after making the switch to Everton Ladies and gaining promotion to the Premier League National Division, the club has successfully sustained a respectable position in the top flight; in recent seasons the club has not dropped out of the Top Five.

The club boasts an impressive youth set-up, catering for U8's, U10's, U12's, U14's and U16's.

The future looks to hold plenty of promise for the Blues. Several talented youngsters are breaking through, blending in with the more experienced players. There are a handful of full England Internationals, plus several players representing England at both U16's and U18's. 1999 / 2000 saw the introduction of the Reserve Team, who in their first season claimed runners up spot in the league. Last season they went one better and won the title.

Honours

1988, 1989
North West League Champions

1987, 1989, 1991, 1992
North West Cup Winners

1988, 1990, 1992
1st / 2nd Division Cup Winners

1989
Womens F.A. Cup Winners

1993, 1995, 1997
Moss Farm Tournament Winners

1997, 2000
Reebok Tournament Winners

1997, 1999
F.A. Premier League Cup Finalists

1998
F.A. Premier League Champions

2000
Reserves League (Northern Division) Runners-Up

2001
Reserves League (Northern Division) Winners

Fulham Squad: Jody Smith, Astrid Johannessen, Kim Jerray-Silver, Rachel McArthur, Mary Phillip, Rachel Unitt, Ronnie Gibbons, Lynn Rebecca Mork, Margunn Haugenes, Katie Chapman, Deena Rahman, Sanchia Duncan, Kristy Moore, Marianne Pettersen, Rachel Yankey, Lene Terp

Manager: Gaute Haugenes
Assnt. Manager: Sturla Voll

Fulham Ladies started up in 1993 and entered the Greater London League in Division 5.

Honours:

1998/99 Runners-up Greater London Premier League

1999/2000 Won Greater London Premier League and promoted to South East Combination League, Won Greater London League Cup, Won Middlesex Cup for the 1st time - the only team outside of the National League to do so, Reached 1/4 Final of Women's F.A. Cup (Best cup run ever) Announcement that Fulham Ladies are to go professional

2000/01 Won London County Cup Final beating Arsenal 3-0, Won South East Combination League gaining promotion to AXA FA Premier Southern Division, AXA FA Cup Finalists, losing to Arsenal 0 - 1

The Club also runs an F.A. registered Centre of Excellence for girls. Top quality coaching takes place on a weekly basis for the three teams (under 12s, under 14s and under 16s) at the club's Motspur Park training ground, leading to some of these players competing with the Fulham ladies squad.

Fulham Ladies are the only Professional team in Europe.

Southern League Position: 1st on 36 points.
Recent form: Unbeaten this season. 11 wins in 11 league matches.
League Cup: 4 wins against Millwall, Leeds and Charlton Athletic and 3-2 win against Arsenal in the semi-final. To play Birmingham City on 7th April at Wycombe Wanderers in the Final.
FA Cup: 3rd round win against Newport County, 12-0, 4th round win against Birmingham City 0-5 and 5th Round win against Coventry City 0-11.

Kept 7 clean sheets in league matches. 117 goals scored, 4 goals conceded. Goal scoring average 10.6.

Further 37 goals scored in league cup matches with 4 goals conceded, 15 goals in London County Cup with 1 goal conceded, and 28 goals in the FA Cup. That makes an awesome total of 197 goals in 20 games this season, with just 9 conceded.

18 players on the score sheet this season. Top goal scorers: Marianne Pettersen, Kristy Moore, Margunn Haugenes and Katie Chapman.

5 England Internationals: Katie Chapman, Rachel Yankey, Rachel Unitt, Rachel McArthur, Mary Phillip

1 U19 English International: Deena Rahman

3 Norwegian Internationals: Margunn Haugenes, Marianne Pettersen, Astrid Johannessen.

1 Danish International: Lene Terp.

1 Irish International: Ronnie Gibbons.

1 Australian International: Kristy Moore.