Durham Women will face Everton in the fourth round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
The Football Association have today confirmed that following the Government’s recent roadmap announcement which will see the safe return of grassroots football from 29 March, the 2020/2021 Vitality Women’s FA Cup will recommence at the end of this month.
The competition was paused in January at the Second Round after the country went into its third lockdown, with all ‘non-elite’ football suspended as a result.
With the recent announcement that the suspension will be lifted in a few weeks, The FA is in a position to reschedule the first four rounds of the competition – with one tie still to be played in the First Round and 17 in the Second Round, before the Third and Fourth Rounds can be played.
The rescheduled dates – subject to ongoing Government guidance as we follow the roadmap out of lockdown – are as follows:
- First Round – 31 March 2021
- Second Round – 4 April 2021
- Third Round – 11 April 2021
- Fourth Round – 18 April 2021
To ensure clubs can plan and prepare for their upcoming ties, the draws for the Third and Fourth Round have been made.
Durham Women will enter the competition at the Fourth Round stage, and will face Everton away.
The game will take place on Sunday, April 18 with kick-off currently scheduled for 2pm (subject to change).