Unfortunately, due to storm Ciara our huge clash against Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.
We were all bitterly disappointed to have yet another game cancelled on top of previous fixtures against Birmingham City and Liverpool which will all need to be rescheduled in what is already a tight schedule.
Thankfully for all involved we were happy to be notified early, which prevented many of our fans travelling. For all Reds that had paid for tickets, they can now be refunded by contacting your point of purchase (whether it be Leigh Sports Village or Manchester United). Likewise, any tickets will also be honoured for the rearranged fixture whenever this may be.
Looking forward, our next fixture will take place tomorrow night against Brighton & Hove Albion at the The People’s Pension Stadium in Crawley. Please note that we will not be providing transport for this match as it is a midweek game so members will be travelling by train instead. We will no doubt see several Reds make the long trip, on what will be a cold February night. In terms of the fixture itself, we have played Brighton & Hove Albion on three occasions winning each fixture. Last season saw us win 2-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Women’s FA Cup fourth round while this season, we beat them 4-0 in the league with goals from Lauren James, Katie Zelem and a brace for Leah Galton. Most recently, we ran out 2-1 winners in the quarter-finals of the FA Women’s Continental League Cup, a game which saw defender Abbie McManus bag her first goal. Tomorrow night’s fixture may also see the return of Ella Toone following her red card suspension.
We have no fixture this weekend with our next game coming against Everton on 23 February. Make sure to buy tickets in advance as ticket sales numbers have been capped and you will not be able to purchase tickets on the day. The fixture will take place at Everton’s new home t Walton Hall Park, Liverpool County FA.
Our next away game with Barmy Army organised travel will be Arsenal at Boreham Wood on 5 April. Please make sure to register your interest now @barmyarmyTravel or speak to us at any matches.
Last Wednesday, several members of our Barmy Army featured in a Futsal v Homophobia futsal game alongside Rainbow Devils, the official LGBTQ+ supporters club. We were due to play against Canal Street Blues in a friendly at Football Fives in Trafford, however, no blues turned up and we instead faced several members of Manchester FA. Despite the slightly different fixture, the event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved, as we supported the cause while having some fun along the way. Make sure to follow and support Rainbow Devils to hear about any future upcoming events.
We would love to see as many of our members as possible make the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion but more importantly to the game against Everton. Remember to pre-book your tickets for that one.
Fingers crossed that the rest of the week can bring some good fortune and a win in the league. Hope all members enjoy their weekend with a break from football.
The Barmy Army (@barmyarmyMUWFC)