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Ipswich Town v West Ham United Women - All You Need To Know

Ipswich Town v West Ham United
Vitality Women's FA Cup quarter-final, Goldstar Ground, 12.30p


West Ham United are back in Vitality Women’s FA Cup action on Sunday when we travel to face Ipswich Town at the quarter-final stage. 

The Hammers will head to the Goldstar Ground in Felixstowe to take on the Tractor Girls – who compete in the FA Women’s National League South (FAWNL), the third tier of women’s football in England. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the last-eight tie...


How to watch 

You can watch West Ham United in action on Sunday on the BBC Red Button – with the broadcast beginning ten minutes before kick-off, at 12.20pm. 

Tickets have completely sold out for the game at Goldstar Ground, with a capacity 2,000-strong crowd expected on the day, which will be a new club record for the home side.

We will also be bringing you live Twitter updates, as well as exclusive reaction to follow after the full-time whistle right here on whufc.com.


Team news

Olli Harder will have nearly a full squad to choose from for the clash with Ipswich. 

Maisy Barker will not play any part in proceedings, as she continues with her recovery. Grace Garrad is another that has been sidelined for quite some time, but she may well bit fit enough for a small cameo in Suffolk. 

Grace Fisk made the best possible return from a small knock to score an injury time equaliser against Manchester United. The 24-year-old could make her 50th appearance for West Ham United if she features against Ipswich.

Further team news will be revealed at 11.30am on Sunday, an hour before kick-off on our social media channels and on whufc.com.

Grace Fisk
Grace Fisk

The opposition - Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have been in fine form over the last couple of months and will certainly be up for the challenge of facing the Hammers on Sunday afternoon. 

The Tractor Girls are unbeaten in their last ten matches in all competitions, and in the FA Cup they have already beaten MK Dons, Crawley Wasps, AFC Wimbledon, Newcastle United and Southampton to reach the quarterfinals 

Unbeaten in their last ten matches in all competitions, Ipswich are managed by Joe Sheehan, who made the step up to manage the first-team having previously been in charge of the U21s.

Joe Sheehan
Town boss, Joe Sheehan

And Ipswich have a strong emphasis on developing young talent, with their development team even beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City under his stewardship. 

One player that Hammers fans may remember is Olivia Smith. The full-back joined the Hammers in January 2020, appearing on the bench twice for the Irons the following month in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in defeats to Chelsea and Reading.


What they’re saying

West Ham United manager Olli Harder: “It’s going to be a tough game. They have a really talented manager and a good group of players that are doing really well. 

“Of course, all the expectation is on us and we know that they will be well supported. It’s an exciting game, and we need to go there and make sure that we’re at our best in order to progress.”

Olli Harder being interview by Sky Sports
Olli Harder

Final reminder

West Ham United Women travel to the Goldstar Ground to take on Ipswich Town in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup on Sunday 20 March 2022 – with kick off scheduled for 12.30pm

The game is available to watch live on the BBC Red Button from 12.20pm.

Come on you Irons!