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West Ham United Women v Birmingham City - All You Need To Know

West Ham United Women v Birmingham City Women
Continental Tyres League Cup, Chigwell Construction Stadium, Sunday 27 November 2022, 3pm KO

West Ham United welcome Barclays Women's Championship side, Birmingham City to Chigwell Construction Stadium on Sunday 27 November. 

Paul Konchesky's team seek back-to-back victories in all competitions having beaten Leicester City last time out, whilst Birmingham will be hoping to add to the three points that they have already accumulated in Group C of the Continental Tyres League Cup this season. 

The Hammers, meanwhile, have two Conti Cup points on the board having beaten London City Lionesses on penalties back in October. 

Here's everything you need to know about the match, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday...



You can purchase your tickets for the game against Birmingham City online until 2pm on Sunday. 

After that time, tickets will be available from the Ticket Office at Chigwell Construction Stadium, which will be open from 1:30pm on Sunday, priced from as little as £5 for Adults and £1 for Juniors!

West Ham

How To Follow 

The only way to watch the match is to be there in person, so be sure to get your tickets and head to the game if you can!

If you can't make it to the game, then you can also follow the action across our social media channels. We will also have highlights and exclusive reactions for you after the final whistle.


Fans attending Sunday’s fixture at the Chigwell Construction Stadium should note that parking not available at the ground, and supporters are advised to make use of public transport.

If driving to the ground from the north, leave the M25 at Junction 27 and take the M11 towards London. At the end of the M11 continue onto the A406 towards Docklands (A13) and London City Airport. At the intersection with the A13, turn onto this road in the direction of the Dartford Crossing.

At the junction with the A1306, leave the A13 and join the A1306 towards Dagenham. At the third set of traffic lights turn left just before the McDonalds into Ballards Road. At the end of this road you will come to a large roundabout.

Turn left and proceed up Rainham Road passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road.

If driving to the ground from the south, leave the M25 at Junction 31 and take the A13 towards Central London. Exit the A13 onto the slip road, signposted Dagenham/Dagenham East. At the end of the slip road at the double roundabout turn right, then going under the A13. At the T-junction turn left onto the A1306. At the second set of lights turn right onto the B178. 

At the end of this road you will come to a large roundabout. Turn left and proceed up Rainham Road passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road.

If travelling by London Underground, take the District Line to Dagenham East. Turn left as you come out of the station and the ground is clearly sign posted and only five minute walk away.

Supporters are advised to use National Rail and TFL to plan their journeys to Chigwell Construction Stadium if they are planning on traveling by train to the ground. 

Paul Konchesky

Team News

Konchesky currently has three players that are on the treatment table. Jess Ziu, Lucy Parker and Emma Snerle are all recovering from longer-term injuries and are all confirmed as unavailable for the fixture against the Blues.

Mackenzie Arnold made her return to the starting XI last weekend against Leicester City, and could start between the posts again this weekend. 

The Opposition

It was a difficult 2021/22 campaign for Birmingham City, who despite the arrival of Darren Carter in November 2021, were unable to avoid to the drop to the Barclays Women’s Championship.

Come the final standings in the Barclays Women’s Super League last May, Birmingham City sat bottom of the table. They had recorded just three wins, having taken one point from their opening ten matches.

Still, the Blues stuck with Carter, who was appointed head coach on a permanent basis in May and has since led the Midlands-based side in their Championship campaign this time around.

In 2022/23, Birmingham City have won four of their first eight league fixtures including an impressive 1-0 triumph over then-leaders Bristol City, who fell to their first loss of the season against the Blues on 20 November. Birmingham currently sit fifth in the league standings.

Darren Carter

But the Blues have also shown their ability to compete with WSL side’s this season too, however. A 3-2 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in their first match of Continental Tyres League Cup Group C shows that West Ham United will have to be at their best should their take the points from Sunday's game.

Lifelong Birmingham City supporter Darren Carter replaced Scott Booth as interim head coach of the Blues in November 2021, less than a year after his playing career finished at Solihull Moors. He was later made permanent head coach despite Birmingham's relegation in May 2022. After managing Solihull Moors academy while also a player, Carter was later employed as a first-team coach with West Bromwich Albion Women.

The former central midfielder, who also had playing spells at Preston North End and Northampton Town amongst others, made just shy of 50 appearances for Birmingham City, scoring five goals. Most notably, he played a key role in the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2002. 


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