Monday 7 January 2019

Villa To Face Stoke City In FA Cup

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup was made on Monday morning.

Aston Villa Ladies will begin their FA Cup journey against Stoke City Ladies.

The draw for the fourth round was made on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Monday morning, pitting Villa against the National League team.

Stoke were drawn as the home side, with the tie scheduled to be played on 3 February. 

The Potters, who Villa played in a pre-season friendly, are fourth in the National League having won seven of their 12 league games so far.

An 89th minute goal from Hannah Keryakoplis secured Stoke's passage into the fourth round, clinching a 2-1 win against Derby County.

The match will be special for members of both teams, with left-back Hollie Gibson joining Villa from Stoke in the summer while City's first team coach Chloe Jones captained Villa last season before calling time on her playing career.