Ladies Gunning For Cup Title

Stoke City Ladies

STOKE CITY will be aiming to retain the Staffordshire FA Ladies Challenge Cup for an 11th consecutive year this evening.

The Potters take on Sporting Khalsa at Stafford Town’s Evans Park in a repeat of last year’s final, with City looking to continue their dominance in the competition.

It’s been a comfortable passage to the final for Stoke, who beat Black Country Fusion 20-0 to set them on their way, before navigating past Leek Town (4-0) and Shenstone 13-0 in the semi-final.

Khalsa, who City beat 2-0 a year ago, have disposed of Wyrley, Stafford Town and the Potters’ reserve side to make it to the final.

Midfielder Tash Tezgel, a veteran of seven competition triumphs, is in bullish mood ahead of the showpiece final.

“Our priority is to retain the cup at all costs,” a determined Tezgel told

“It’s a minimum requirement we set ourselves at the beginning of each season. This certainly doesn’t mean that we will be taking Sporting Khalsa’s threat lightly though. We respect that they are a tough opposition but we are ready to win the title for an 11th season running.

Khalsa, who play one division below Stoke, come into the match on the back of a three-match winning run whilst City are searching for their first win in 10 games, setting the contest up perfectly for what should be an excellent cup tie.

Entry to the match is free for all Under 16s, with adults priced at just £4.00 and concessions at £2.00.

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