Monday 12 Apr
Updated Monday 12 Apr 13:33

West Ham United Women to face Chichester & Selsey Ladies in Vitality Women's FA Cup

Vitality Women's FA Cup

West Ham United Women will take on Chichester & Selsey Ladies FC in the the Vitality Women’s FA Cup fourth round on Sunday 18 April at 1pm.

The FA Women’s National League side edged past West Ham’s near neighbours Leyton Orient 2-1 on Sunday afternoon, thanks to first half goals from Sophie Phelps and Tash Wild. 

Chichester & Selsey, who are nicknamed ‘Green Army’ entered the competition in the second round proper and beat Kent Football United 3-1 to set up the tie with the O’s. 

This will be Olli Harder’s first taste of the Women's FA Cup, as his side enter the competition at this fourth round stage.

West Ham will be aiming to reach the latter stages of the prestigious cup competition of the Women's FA Cup and have good pedigree in the competition.

Harder's predecessor Matt Beard led the Irons to the final at Wembley in their first professional season in 2018/19, where they finished as runners-up to Manchester City.

Last season, the Hammers were beaten 2-0 at home by fellow WSL side Arsenal in the fourth round.

The winner of this tie will face either Manchester City or Aston Villa in the fifth round, which is due to take place on the weekend of the 16th May. 

Supporters should bear in mind that Sunday's tie, which is provisionally set to be held at Dagenham & Redbridge FC, will be played without supporters present due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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