Historic WSL derby called off

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 11comments  |  Jump to last

Goodison Park was to host its first ever Barclays FA Women's Super League Merseyside derby last weekend, but the fouls weather saw the match called off on safety grounds.

The historic clash between Everton and Liverpool was to take place on Sunday 9 February, with kick-off at 2pm.

It would have been the second meeting of the two teams to be hosted at a first-team stadium this season following Everton's 1-0 victory in front of a derby record crowd of 23,500 at Anfield in November.

As well as the success against Liverpool, an impressive campaign to date has seen Willie Kirk's side defeat Birmingham City, Bristol City, Brighton and Hove Albion, Reading and Tottenham Hotspur.

"We're delighted we have the opportunity to play at Goodison Park,” said Kirk. “Big games like Merseyside derbies are the ones you want to be involved in as a player and manager and we have the opportunity to play this historic fixture on the biggest stage.

“Everton is a club renowned for its great support and that was on-show when we went to Anfield earlier this season. Now the reverse fixture is at Goodison, we have a chance to introduce our women's team to even more Blues.”

The Club's ongoing commitment to allowing Season Ticket, Lounge and Official Members free access to women's games will continue for Sunday's fixture, although all Members are required to claim a ticket and select their seat in advance.

Tickets are otherwise £6 for adults and £3 for over-65s and juniors, with a £10 premium ticket also on offer.

For full ticket information or to buy or claim a ticket, click here.


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Mark Andersson
1 Posted 05/02/2020 at 20:30:19
Good luck ladies hope you get the right result and go on to win some silver wear.

Mark Andersson
2 Posted 05/02/2020 at 20:30:20
Good luck ladies hope you get the right result and go on to win some silver wear.

Paul Kelly
4 Posted 06/02/2020 at 05:09:27
Twat 'em girls!!!!!!!!!!
John Keating
5 Posted 06/02/2020 at 08:28:16
Great shame but I think the weather forecast may well affect the occasion.
Jerome Shields
6 Posted 06/02/2020 at 08:39:36
Good luck ladies and I am glad you are playing at Goodison.
Clarence Yurcan
7 Posted 06/02/2020 at 14:11:00
The ladies actually were able to beat the Red Shite, and at Mordor too.
Duncan McDine
8 Posted 07/02/2020 at 18:22:32
If it goes anything like the men's FA Cup derby, the RS will field their Under-7s disabled female team and still beat us! Don't you just love em?
Paul Birmingham
9 Posted 07/02/2020 at 20:03:43
Here's to the Everton ladies, beating the RS on Sunday, and boosting moral at EFC.
Brian Wilkinson
10 Posted 08/02/2020 at 23:24:38
I cannot see it being a big gate with a storm on the horizon, shame about the weather.
Paul Kelly
11 Posted 09/02/2020 at 03:19:56
Just watched some highlights from our ladies team, wow, impressed. Some world-class goals too.

For anyone who ain't seen it and for those who have anyway, watch Chloe Kelly's (boss surname by the way) second v Bristol, the technique, the audacity to strike it from such distance, sublime. Her first goal, same match, was special too.

Brian Wilkinson
12 Posted 09/02/2020 at 13:18:22
No suprise there game called off.

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