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
Shelley Kerr says Arsenal will take nothing for granted when they take on Lincoln in Friday’s Continental Cup Final.
The Gunners have won both previous editions of this competition and only this weekend relinquished their FA WSL crown to Liverpool – the first time since 2003 that the London club haven’t won the title.
Lincoln, by contrast only won two of their 14 League matches this season and will be appearing in their first ever final.
However, Arsenal, who are in search of their 40th major trophy, have been unable to beat the Lady Imps in their three previous meetings this year and Kerr is expecting a similarly tough encounter in Barnet.
The Arsenal boss said: “Lincoln have been a bit of a thorn in our side.
“Every game against them has been extremely tough. They are well organised, very good defensively and they can hurt you on the counter attack.
“We are expecting another difficult game because I think Lincoln ended up in a false position this season. They are a lot better than their league standing suggests.
“We are an experienced group in terms of our record at reaching finals, but we must remember that Lincoln have a number of players who are used to playing on the biggest stage, too – World Cups and European Championships – so we won’t take anything for granted.”
Kerr took over the Arsenal reins in February, leading them to FA Women’s Cup glory just three months later - their seventh success in the last ten years.
The Scot added: “This has been an extremely busy first season in charge for me but I have learned so much along the way.
“It has been a good season which has seen us reach two Cup Finals so I’m very happy with that. It has been hectic and exciting – and I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Arsenal boss Shelley Kerr expects tough test from Lincoln in Continental Cup Final