Arsenal v Lincoln Ladies
The FA WSL Continental Cup Final
7.30pm, Friday 4 October 2013
The Hive, Barnet FC
Live on BT Sport
Tickets are priced £5 for adults, £2.50 for concessions and can be purchased direct from the ticket office, by calling 020 8449 6325 or online at www.barnetfc.com
Rick Passmoor will lead Lincoln Ladies into their first-ever Cup Final on Friday night confident his side can pull off a victory over Arsenal.
The Imps are preparing for The FA WSL Continental Cup Final buoyed by the fact they have avoided defeat to the Gunners in their three previous meetings this season, drawing on each occasion.
Passmoor said: “We can take a lot of confidence from the fact we haven’t lost to Arsenal all season – we are the only side they have failed to beat.
“They are a fantastic team and we know all about their history but if we set up in the right way and perform to the best of our ability then we will take them all the way, I’m sure of that.
“We have a gameplan but I will remind the girls to relax and try to enjoy the occasion. It may be a final but it is just another 90-minute game. And if we play as a team I’m sure we will come away with a result we are very, very proud of.”
Lincoln had a disappointing League campaign, finishing sixth after winning just two of their 14 games.
They did, however, reach The FA Women’s Cup Semi-Final, where they were edged out by Bristol and have progressed to Friday’s showpiece at The Hive after coming through the group stage unbeaten and seeing off Liverpool in the last four following a penalty shootout.
And former Leeds boss Passmoor has been delighted with his charges’ form in the cup competitions.
He added: “We have obviously not done as well in the League as we’d have liked, but if you’d have offered me a place in the Continental Cup Final and The FA Women’s Cup Semi-Final at the start of the season I’d have grabbed it with both hands.
“I must congratulate the girls for how well they’ve done in the cup competitions, especially this one. The performances in the group stage saw us through to the semi-final and as soon as we got to extra time against Liverpool, I knew we would prevail.
“That was because I had every confidence in our goalkeeper Karen Bardsley. We had done our research on Liverpool’s kickers, KB pulled off two good saves and our players executed their penalties very, very well.
He continued: “We are building for the future. This is only the beginning and I think some very exciting times lie ahead.”
Arsenal have won both previous editions of the Continental Cup, beating Birmingham in the final on each occasion.
Rick Passmoor confident his side can see off Arsenal in Continental Cup Final