Reigning champions Dorking Wanderers FC Ladies have one hand on retaining the Capital Women’s Cup, after reaching the final in an emphatic semi-final win against London Seaward FC Women Reserves.
Currently sitting third and pushing for promotion in Division 1 North of The London & South East Regional Women's League, Dorking Wanderers FC Ladies have had a terrific cup run and are looking to cap it off with a win in the Cup for the third consecutive year.
Having beaten Badshot Lea Ladies, Reigate Women, Wellington United FC Women and Richmond & Kew FC Women in the earlier stages of the cup, Dorking faced London Seaward FC Women Reserves in the semi-final.
The Wanderers got off to a great start, with Xalya-Rae Alberts finding the top corner in the 4th minute. They continued to pile pressure on Seaward’s goal in the first half; however, Seaward managed to pull one back with an efficient counter-attack in the 30th minute. The Wanderers prevailed and took back the lead just before half-time with a lovely lob from their number 10, Gemma Shepherd. This lead set the foundations for the second half, and The Wanderers pulled away with goals from Katie Butts, Charlotte Keenan, Cindy Colliver, and a brace for Gemma Shepherd. Overall, coming out with a convincing 6-1 victory and a place in the final.
The final is set to be played on Sunday, 23rd April, against Division 1 rivals Brentford FC Women. There is not just silverware on the line but also the psychological edge a win could have on the promotion battle between the two sides.
You can find full details of all Capital Women’s Cup finals below:
Capital Women’s Cup – Junior
Capital Women’s Cup – Intermediate
Capital Women’s Cup – Senior