The final sees two sides from Division One of the Derbyshire Ladies League come head-to-head.
Wirksworth began their Women’s Cup campaign with a 5-0 victory against University of Derby in Round One. They exited the competition on penalties, after a 3-3 draw with Draycott Victoria in Round Two saw them lose the shoot-out 6-5. Teams knocked out of the Women’s Cup in the first two rounds enter the Women’s Plate. The Colts received a buy in Round One of the Women’s Plate. The quarter-final stage saw a thirteen-goal thriller as Wirksworth beat Allenton Utd 10-3. Their journey to the Women’s Plate final was complete with another high-scoring game, with the Colts bettering Borrowash Victoria 6-4.
Belper Town received a buy in Round One of the Women’s Cup, and then got knocked out in Round Two of the competition by this year’s finalists Chesterfield Ladies by 14-0. Like Wirksworth Colts, this meant Belper Town entered the Women’s Plate. After another bye in Round One of the Plate, Belper Town were victorious by 4-2 against Mickleover Sports Juniors in the quarter-final. The Nailers then went on to beat University of Derby by 4-1 in the semi-final to confirm their place in the final.
The final will take place at Long Eaton United FC’s Grange Park on Sunday 16th April 2023 (11:00).
Later that day, the Women’s Cup final, Chesterfield Ladies vs Derby County Women Academy will kick off at the same venue at 15:00.
Why not enjoy a day of Derbyshire’s finest women’s football and attend both eagerly anticipated finals! Ticket details to be confirmed soon.