Friday 13th August 2021
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies have been handed a home tie against Denham United in the Vitality Women's FA Cup Second Qualifying round. The game will take place at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground on Sunday 3 October (2pm kick off).
After an Extra Preliminary round defeat against lower league Brentford in last season's edition of the competition, Bassett will be hoping to return to winning ways in the Women's FA Cup.
And they will have the motivation of being just two wins away from the First Round proper given the structure of this year's competition.
Indeed, Bassett will enter the tournament at the stage at which they were knocked out in their best ever run in the competition back in 2019-20 when they recorded a pair of victories against Chipping Sodbury Town and Torquay United before suffering a narrow defeat against Portishead Town.
They will face tough opposition in the form of Denham though. Based in Buckinghamshire, they are the largest all female club in the South East of England.
Their senior team ply their trade in the London and South East Regional Women's League Premier Division – at step five of the women's football pyramid, the same level as Bassett. They have been at step five since the 2019-20 season, having previously played in the Women's National League Division One South East.
Denham have significant recent pedigree In the Women's FA Cup too. In the 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2013-14 editions they reached the second round, losing to Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur and Lewes respectively. More recently, in 2015-16 and 2016-17 they exited in the final Fourth Qualifying round.
Last season Denham started in the Women's FA Cup Preliminary round, defeating Queens Park Rangers and Ascot United before falling to a 1-0 loss against Maidenhead United in the Second Qualifying round.Last modified on Friday 13th August 2021 at 13:53.