BRADFORD City Women travel to neighbours Farsley Celtic in the first round of the West Riding FA Cup tomorrow.

Last Sunday’s away trip to The New Saints was postponed, so this will be the first game in charge for new coaching team Meg Lawson and Toni Butcher.

The pair have returned to the club having previously been development coaches, bringing with them their additional experience of managing the Leeds Beckett WFC side.

City are still plagued by injuries so new signings Bryony Hanson, Robyn Harris & Jade Brindle will add some much-needed depth to the depleted squad.

Unfortunately, due to County Cup rules, the trio will have to wait a little longer to make their debuts.

City are yet to win a game this season, and will be looking to turn that around with a strong showing in the cup.

First team captain Harriet Jakeman is in upbeat mood ahead of the game, saying: “Tomorrow is a big game for us, a chance for us to really show we’ve been working hard.

"It’s a great opportunity to boost morale as there’s less pressure on us than a league game.”

Farsley currently sit sixth in the North East Regional Women's Football League Premier Division, and were unlucky to lose 3-1 at home to Hartlepool last Sunday, as two goals in the last five minutes saw the visitors take home the points.

The winners of tomorrow's game will host Thackley in the second round, who crushed Ossett Town 21-0 in their league meeting last week. Kick-off at Throstle Nest is at 2pm and entry is free.

Off the field, the club are currently looking to recruit a new physio and are also keen to expand their matchday media team. Please contact for more details.

The club are also holding a Race Night on October 26 at Eccleshill United starting at 7.30pm.

Entry is £5 including supper, and there will be a raffle with prizes including Jason McKeown and John Dewhirst’s latest books.

Elsewhere, Bradford (Park Avenue) are playing Silsden at Horsfall Stadium in a rearranged West Riding Premier League game.

In the First Division, Thackley and Tyersal are also at home, as they entertain Republica Internationale and Ilkley Town respectively.

Phoenix are away in Division Two, with a local derby against Farsley Junior Reserves at Woodhall Lane.