Burnley FC Women are delighted to welcome Blackburn Rovers Ladies FC to home ground Padiham FC for the semi-final of the Lancashire FA Women’s Challenge Cup on Sunday 20th January, kick-off 2pm.

The tie is a fantastic opportunity for the Clarets Women to play Blackburn Rovers, a side who have enjoyed a rise to the pinnacle of women’s football since their formation in 1991. Blackburn Rovers Ladies currently sit top of the FA Women’s National League North, a league in the third-tier in the women’s football pyramid in England. They are also the most successful team in the Lancashire FA Women’s Challenge Cup competition having lifted the cup for the twelfth time in the 2017/18 season.

Burnley FC Women has been on a euphoric journey since its operations transferred to Burnley FC in the Community in 2017.  During the 17/18 season they enjoyed their most successful season on record with a historic Women’s FA Cup run which saw them reach the Third-Round proper for the first time in their history. The team also won promotion in the 2017/18 season and are currently six-points clear at the top of the FA Women’s National League Division 1 North, one division below their East Lancashire rivals.

Please note an increased crowd is expected on the day so arrive early to ensure entry into the ground.

Kick-off is 2pm at Padiham FC’s Arbories Memorial Sports Ground, Lancashire, BB12 8LE.

Entrance is £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s, cash turnstiles only on the day.