Wolves discover semi-final opponents

Wolves have been drawn away to Boldmere St Michaels in the semi-finals of the 2021/22 Birmingham County Cup.

Having booked their place in the last four with their comfortable victory over Knowle Ladies on Sunday, Dan McNamara’s side have been paired with their former FAWNL Division One Midlands rivals.

The clash is due to take place at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 20th February, with West Bromwich Albion hosting Stourbridge in the other semi-final contest.

The latest meeting between the sides will be the first time Wolves have face Boldmere since they merged with the Mikes’ men’s side – having previously been known as Birmingham and West Midlands Ladies – due to both the home and away league fixtures last season being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coincidentally, the last time the teams went head-to-head was at the same stage of the same competition, with Wolves running out 3-0 winners in the 2019/20 semi-final. The final, which would have seen Wolves face rivals West Brom, was also a victim of the pandemic.

This will be Wolves’ third game in this season’s edition of the Birmingham County Cup, after receiving a bye in the first round, before being awarded a walkover in their second round match with Nuneaton Borough Ladies.

McNamara’s side – who are yet to have drawn a home tie this season – got their campaign underway in earnest away at Bedworth United Ladies in December, winning 9-0, before Sunday’s 4-0 victory away at Knowle.