• By Paul Lagan

Blues to face Hammers in Conti-Cup semi-final on Wednesday



By Paul Lagan


Emma Hayes side will face Spurs at home in the WSL league on Sunday, and then will host West Ham United on Wednesday in the Conti Cup semi-final.

kick-off is 5pm.

Should the league leaders prevail against their east London opposition, they will play either Leicester City or Bristol City in the final, which will be played at Watford’s Vicarage Road on March 14.

Kelly Simmonds, FA director of The Women's Professional Game, said: "We are delighted to confirm Vicarage Road as the host of the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Final.

“Watford are a club known for being at the heart of their community and we are really looking forward to working with their staff to put on a memorable match. The Final is one of the showpiece fixtures in the women’s football calendar and we hope fans across the country will tune in and help us mark the occasion.”

Watford FC Chairman & CEO, Scott Duxbury said: “It’s a great privilege to accept The FA’s invitation to host a significant women’s cup Final at our ground.

“We’re sure our well-appointed ground and award-winning playing surface will help add the finishing touches to a prestigious occasion and we look forward to welcoming the finalists to Vicarage Road Stadium.”

He added: “We’ve made no secret of our ambitions for our women’s team, so it’ll be great for us to host a standard of match which, over time, we hope we might be able to compete in ourselves.”