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Match Preview: Kent Reliance Women's Cup Final

This season it is all to play for as Herne Bay FC Ladies take on last year’s finalists London Corinthian for the Kent Reliance Women’s Cup at the Gall

The final, which is scheduled for a 7.30pm kick-off will see two of Kent’s leading Women’s teams battle it all for this prestigious silverware.

This season’s Kent Reliance Kent FA Women’s Cup Final will be an all London & South East Regional Women’s Football League affair and there will be a new name on the trophy following the domination of Gillingham Ladies in recent years.

It will be London Corinthians’ second successive appearance in the Final having lost out to Gillingham by 5 goals to 3 in last season’s showpiece whilst for Herne Bay it is their first ever appearance in the Women’s Cup Final having won the Women’s Plate Final two years in a row followed by a semi-final appearance in the Women’s Cup last term.

The two sides have played each other twice in the league this season with honours even.

London Corinthians won 2-1 at Bay’s Winch’s Field whilst Herne Bay won the return encounter at Corinthians by the same score-line.

London Corinthians have already secured runners up spot in the league (for the third time in four seasons), AFC Wimbledon are the L&SERWFL champions, and Herne Bay could well finish third.

It all looks set then for a tight and exciting Kent Reliance Kent FA Women’s Cup Final between two of the top Women’s sides in Kent.

Herne Bay FC Ladies manager Anthony Deer, “It is always a great feeling reaching any cup final but this one shows how far we have come as a team. Since our beginnings four seasons ago we have won 6 trophies and three promotions.”

“Silverware will not come as often anymore, so we, as a team need to ensure we embrace these occasions and show our true selves and play at our best ability. Its exciting times at Herne Bay FC for the ladies as we go from strength to strength and who knows how far we can go”.

London Corinthian’s Paul Taylor, had nothing but praise for his squad “To reach the final we had to play last year’s winners and a very strong team Gillingham who we hadn’t beaten for over 10 years. This shows just how hard the ladies have worked this season and how the desire to win and great attitude can help get the results needed.”

“A huge congratulations to all the ladies for reaching the final again this year. They have been and are always a joy to watch and train, their individual personalities are special in every way. It’s been a pleasure to manage the team this season and their hard work has led them to the final.”

We are also excited to announce that we will be joined by England Lioness and Chelsea Ladies star Gemma Davison for the evening.

Gemma will be leading the Respect handshake at the start of the match, and will be staying to watch the match and sign autographs at half time.

You can come and watch the final for yourself, on Friday 1st April, 7.30pm KO at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium.

You can also follow match updates by following Kent FA on twitter and using the #MagicOfTheCup hashtag.

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