Women's FA Cup

Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi-Final Draw - All You Need To Know

West Ham United Women reached the semi-finals of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 victory over Ipswich Town. 

The Hammers went all the way to the final in 2019, and are now just one win away from another trip to Wembley! 

The draw for the semi-final will take place on Monday 21 March 2022, and here’s everything you need to know! 

When is the semi-final draw?

The draw takes place on Monday 21 March 2022, at 18.30 BST. Supporters in the UK can watch the draw unfold live on the BBC News channel during the Sportsday show. If you are unable to tune in, then we will have news of the draw on whufc.com, our official app and socials channels as soon as it is made.

The story so far?

The Hammers have had to negotiate three tricky ties to make it to the semi-finals of the competition. 

Alongside the other teams in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, West Ham United entered the competition at the fourth-round stage – being drawn against FA Championship side, Sheffield United. A brace from Claudia Walker and goals from Mel Filis and Dagný Brynjarsdóttir secured a 4-1 win at Bramall Lane. 

The Hammers women celebrate at Sheffield United
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir celebrates scoring against Sheffield United

Olli Harder’s side were then drawn against Reading in the fifth round – a side who had only lost one of their last ten matches in all competitions in the build-up to the game. But the Irons weathered a first-half storm from the Royals to hit back through Brynjarsdóttir, who’s fierce effort landed in the roof of the net at the end of first half injury time!

Lisa Evans scored the only goal of the game in the win over the Tractor Girls on Sunday, dispatching beyond Sarah Quantrill after a good through ball from Filis. 

Watch highlights from Sunday’s win below!

Who could we face? 

The semi-final is an all-WSL affair. 

Current champions, Chelsea hammered Birmingham City 5-0 at Kingsmeadow, Manchester City put four past Everton at the Academy Stadium, and Arsenal beat FA Championship side, Coventry United, 4-0 to book their place in the semi’s.

The Hammers beat Manchester City in the WSL earlier on this season
The Hammers beat Manchester City 2-0 in the WSL earlier on this season

What they’re saying

West Ham United boss, Olli Harder: 

“To be honest, I don’t mind who we play, I’d just prefer the game to be at home. We’ve had three away games in the FA Cup so far, so I’d love to have a game at our place, where we’ve been strong this season. 

“But we look forward to seeing who we pull out, and I’m sure it will be an exciting match.”

Olli Harder
Olli Harder watches on against Ipswich Town

What ball number are we? 


The full list is:

1 Chelsea
2 Arsenal
3 Manchester City
4 West Ham United

When are the full round dates? 

Semi-final: Sunday 17 April 2022

Final: Sunday 15 May 2022 at Wembley Stadium