Everton v Arsenal


The FA Tesco Women's Premier League Cup Final
7.35pm, Thursday 28 February 2008
Matchroom Stadium, Leyton Orient FC
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League One promotion chasers Leyton Orient will host the first final of the Women’s football season – The FA Tesco Women’s Premier League Cup Final - on Thursday 28 February.

The task for Everton Ladies is to defeat Vic Akers' Arsenal who are unbeaten domestically since 5 March 2006, when Charlton Athletic defeated The Gunners in the same competition final, 2-1 at Wycombe Wanderers.

Football supporters in the capital could potentially witness 14 of England's World Cup squad in action, guaranteeing some of the very biggest names in women's football.

For Arsenal skipper Faye White and Everton Head Coach Mo Marley, Leyton Orient may stir some distant memories.

In September 2000, England's Women defeated Finland 2-1 at Brisbane Road, with White coming on as a substitute for Marley. Everton's Becky Easton and Rachel Unitt also featured that day, as did Arsenal winger Rachel Yankey and Katie Chapman.

Arsenal's name has appeared on the trophy nine times since the competition's inception in 1992-93, whilst Everton have reached two finals, losing in 1996-97 to Millwall, and in 1998-99 to Arsenal.

Peter Hough, Chairman of The FA Women’s Premier League, said: “After Scunthorpe United hosted last year's final and saw a record crowd of 3,688, we're hoping that Leyton Orient, a club with promotion ambitions, a recently modernised stadium and strong community links will attract football fans from across the capital.

"Once more, tickets prices have been set to attract in particular junior teams, schools, families and community groups."

Leyton Orient Chairman Barry Hearn added: "Leyton Orient are proud to be hosting the final of The FA Tesco Women's Premier League Cup.  We have enjoyed holding England women's international matches here at Brisbane Road in the past and we are sure this prestigious event will be just as successful.  It would be great to see a full house for the final and we wish both the competing teams - Arsenal and Everton - the best of luck."

Tickets are available now priced £5 for Adults and £2.50 for concessions by contacting Leyton Orients’s ticket office on               0871 310 1883       .

There are special group rates available for groups of 15 people or more, priced at £3 Adults and £2 for Children U16. Booking forms are available above.