Leicester City and Reading will attempt to stage their Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie again this evening after the original tie on Sunday was postponed due to Storm Dennis.
The tie was called off four hours prior to kick-off due to roads surrounding Farley Way being partially flooded, meaning that access to the stadium was deemed to be unsafe.
Leicester City go into the match having recorded improved form since the turn of the year, helped by some impressive January transfer business conducted by manager Jonathan Morgan. The Foxes are on a three-match winning streak, a sequence which includes important league victories over Crystal Palace and Lewes which have eased their relegation worries.
Visitors Reading are also in good form. Kelly Chambers’ side are unbeaten in their last three matches and will be the hot favourites to reach the Women’s FA Cup quarter-finals with victory this evening. The Royals defeated a London City Lionesses side, who are above tonight’s opponents in the FA Women’s Championship table, 5-0 at Princes Park in the fourth round.
The winners of tonight’s tie will host current Women’s FA Cup holders Manchester City in the last eight of the competition.
Leicester City’s fifth round tie with Reading is scheduled to kick-off at 7.45pm and cash turnstiles will be in operation for all supporters.