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Stourbridge’s female footballers are history makers once again

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There is a feeling of deja vu in the air. Around this time last year, Stourbridge Ladies FC were making history and truly harnessing the magic of the FA Cup when they played Wolves Women in the opening round of the competition.


Well, they are at it again, only this time they have gone one better. Today (14th November), they have beaten Derby County FC Women 3-2 to progress to the second round for the first time. This is a huge giant killing for Stourbridge, as their hosts play precisely three divisions higher than them. Therefore, they will have every right to feel that they can go even further and carry on creating history 


Midfielder Courteney Murphy said “Being able to score to win the game for the team is amazing, words can’t describe it and all I can say is let’s make more history”


The special thing about the cup run this season is that their fans can enjoy the ride with them, thanks to the lifting of restrictions on attending sporting events. Unfortunately though, the luck of the draw has meant another away trip in the next round, this time travelling to Cambridge. This is far from easy, with their hosts being higher in the pyramid once again, but there is no reason why Stourbridge cannot come out on top. 


The match may well be unchartered territory for the team known as ‘The Glassgirls’, but they will be high on confidence and relishing the opportunity to carry on representing the West Midlands and continue their incredible journey as a club. 


For those of you interested in going to see the team in action, head to their Facebook page Stourbridge Ladies FC for updates on ticket sales and, more importantly, put the date of Sunday 28th November in your diaries and support this amazing group of ladies. 


Written by: David Watkins

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