BRADFORD City Women are confident of reaching a fifth successive West Riding County Cup final as they take on Farsley Celtic in the last four tonight.

The Bantams, winners of the trophy for the last four years, are firm favourites for this tie with their opposition sitting two leagues below.

Yet manager Charlotte Stuart is aware of the threat Farsley possess and is keen for her side not to underestimate them – especially after they knocked out Leeds United in the last round.

Stuart said: "Farsley are a very good young side who we know can score goals, so we certainly won't be taking the game lightly. We have all seen many cup upsets over the years."

Skipper Shauna Legge agrees and said: "It's crucial we don't underestimate them. Anything can happen in football, especially cup games.

"It's vital that we play our football, be patient and disciplined and keep the same effort and work rate we've displayed in previous games."

The fixture is a repeat of the 2015 final, albeit a very one-sided outcome as Bradford emerged 9-0 winners.

Plenty has changed since then. Paige Crosby is the only survivor from that winning side, while Farsley showed they learned plenty in defeat when they lost only 2-0 to City in the quarter-finals of the competition less than a year later.

Goals from Legge and Hannah Campbell did the business then, setting up a local derby with Guiseley Vixens – and history could well repeat itself tonight.

Both scorers are likely to start this evening and the winners of the tie will likely face Guiseley next, with them being favourites for next week's semi-final against Leeds' reserves.

But the main thing for Stuart is a win and moving her team a step closer to achieving one of their targets for the season.

"At the start of the season I said one of our goals was to retain the cup and be the best team in the area, so this is certainly still important," she said.

Achieving that would be particularly special for Legge – especially if it comes against her former club Guiseley.

"It would be amazing to lift some silverware in my first season as captain," she said.

"I've absolutely loved City since joining and I've worked immensely hard to get to where I am today, so winning a trophy in my first season with the armband would be the icing on the cake."