Barnsley FC Ladies are through to the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA Women’s Cup Final at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.
The Reds will go up against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday evening for the third consecutive year having lifted the trophy in 2016 and narrowly missed out in 2017.
“We’re going in as underdogs, being leagues below Huddersfield but I always back an underdog,” said Barnsley captain Lucy Turner. “I think we’ve got more fight and more fire to go in wanting to win that game.”
Ian Clark’s side are currently bottom of the Northern Division One following their promotion last season.
However, despite a transitional campaign at a higher standard, Turner is confident that the side is moving in the right direction.
“We have struggled, I’m not going to lie; we’ve found it really difficult this year with a few players leaving and a mixed bag of new and old players,” continued the Reds skipper.
“Finding our feet in the league has been really hard, but performances in the league have been really strong. Some games we haven’t looked like we were going to lose, but then fitness comes into play.
“But we’ve been working really hard recently to compete with the teams in the league, who I think are near Huddersfield’s standards so I think we’ll be in good stead.
“After a quite up and down season, it is really positive that we’ve got something to look forward to late in the season.
“All of us are buzzing - it’s a massive cup to be involved in. We’ve been involved for the last three years now, against Huddersfield, which always comes with it’s ups and downs, but we’re all buzzing for it.”
You can get behind the girls at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday night, kick-off is at 7pm.