Liverpool Feds look to win their first County Cup trophy
This Sunday will be a special one for Liverpool Feds,
as they will be looking to make history by winning the
County Cup for the first time. To do so, they will have to
defeat local rival Mossley Hill, in a final that will take place
at Walton Park (kick off at 1pm).
Never before have the Blues lifted this trophy, even
though they have been involved in four finals along
the way. The closest one was against Everton Ladies in the 2010/11 season, when the Toffees won in extra time (2-1). Three years earlier, Everton had prevented Feds from winning their first cup final (6-1). The other two finals took place later on, in 2014 and 2015, with Mossley Hill as opponent in both of them (4-2 and 2-1).
Despite luck not being on Feds' side in this competition, the ladies are determined to turn things around. Winning the trophy would be "a reward" for all their hard work and commitment shown during the season, says manager Fran Alonso, who is hoping to make of this Sunday's County Cup final "an unforgettable experience."
Spaniard Alonso, who signed for Feds at the end of the 2016/17 season, knows what means to win a cup final, as he achieved so with his former team Southampton Women FC in the past years. In this sense, he has advised the ladies to "enjoy the moment as well as working hard for each other with a big smile on the face."
Asked if defending champions Mossley Hill's position and form in the league can have an impact on the final, Alonso stated that "they have done well in the past two months picking some important points and leaving the relegation positions so they will be up for the challenge.
"Also, they have a new manager that will be looking to win a trophy in his first season at the club. This means the league form and previous results between both teams will have little impact on the final," Feds manager added.
With the opportunity of making history on the horizon, Liverpool Feds call on their fans to play an important role in this Sunday's County Cup final.