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Playing at the County Ground the perfect reward for STFC Ladies
SWINDON Town Ladies boss Jason Brizzell believes playing on the County Ground pitch for tomorrow’s FA Cup tie with Forest Ground is a just reward for their superb start to the season.
Both sides currently play in the South West Combination Women's Football League, with Town sitting third following five wins from their seven games and Forest Green fifth.
Town have played some great football during that time and Brizzell is now looking to show a bigger crowd exactly what they can do in the third qualifying round tie.
“Playing on the County Ground pitch is going to be amazing and it’s probably what the ladies deserved after the way we have been playing lately,” he said.
“We’ve played some really nice stuff and picked up some great results so far this season but playing in the FA Cup at the home of Swindon Town is going to be really special.
“If you’ve never seen us play this is going to be a great chance to watch us for the first time but it’s going to be a tough game.
“Forest Green are not on a great run at the moment but it will be a tough game for sure, although we haven’t played them yet this year.
“We are looking to put in a great performance because we have played really well at times this year and we just need to try and do it again in a big game like this.
“It’s the cup, so anything can happen, but if we play like we know we can do then we can beat anyone.”
Many members of the Town squad, including Brizzell, are supporters of the men’s team and regularly attend games, making playing on the main pitch at the County Ground a dream come true.
“The players haven’t stopped talking about it since we knew we would be playing at the County Ground because a lot of them are Swindon Town fans and it will be amazing,” he said.
“I’m honoured to be leading a team out at the County Ground because I’m a Swindon Town fan too, and I never dreamt I would be able to do it.
“My job will be to keep everyone calm and treat it like just another game.”
Tickets for the match cost £3 for adults with children admitted free and entry is through the Legends Lounge in the Arkells Stand. All money raised goes to Swindon Town Ladies.
Swindon Spitfires are also in FA Cup action this Sunday as they entertain Cheltenham Town in the final qualifying round of the competition.
Spitfires have a full squad to choose from as they look to make it through to the first round proper for the first time since the turn of the century.
The match takes place at Highworth Town’s The Elms ground with a 1pm kick-off; spectators are welcome and entrance is free.
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