“It was one of the first dates I looked for on our playing schedule” says Maidenhead United ‘s Ryan Taylor ahead of Vitality Women’s FA Cup

Womens National League match between Maidenhead United and Chesham Ladies at The Meadow, Chesham on the 25 August 2021 Photo: Darren Woolley
Womens National League match between Maidenhead United and Chesham Ladies at The Meadow, Chesham on the 25 August 2021 Photo: Darren Woolley

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Ryan Taylor is set to make his managerial debut in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup debuts this weekend as Maidenhead United Women travel to fellow league outfit Chesham United in the Third Round Qualifying of the inaugural competition. Here’s what he had to say.


Pre-game thoughts

“It’s a competition for the traditionalist. When I first took the role, it was definitely one of the first dates I looked for on our playing schedule. So, I am excited and hopeful we can progress into the first round proper. A cup run in this competition would be a welcome addition for our squad.”

Opponents

“Nothing changes in terms of our preparation for a cup fixture, it’s all about executing our game plan on the day. We had a very close game with them at the beginning of the season, in a game which could have gone either way. We are looking forward to having another extremely competitive derby fixture, with the added spice of it being an FA Cup fixture.”

Maidenhead United celebrate. Photo: Darren Woolley / darrenwoolley.photos
Maidenhead United celebrate. Photo: Darren Woolley / darrenwoolley.photos

Squad atmosphere

“The players are focussed on the task at hand, we have had a really good week of preparation, following on from our friendly match against Hounslow last Sunday. It’s also great to have the signing of goalkeeper Alice East completed, meaning she will go straight into the match day squad for Sunday.”

  • Chesham United Ladies v Maidenhead United Women

Third Round Qualifying will take place on Sunday 24th of October. Third Round Qualifying winners will receive £600, whilst the losing side will collect £150.

You can see all the other women’s fixtures in the county here.

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