Wolves Women head to Molineux this evening for their first competition clash at the stadium in 20 years as the newly crowned league champions take on Brighouse Town.
Dan McNamara’s side lifted the FAWNL Northern Premier Division trophy at their usual home of the CKW Stadium on Sunday thanks to a 2-0 win over Sheffield FC, and the women’s first-team have the chance to celebrate their title success at Molineux on Wednesday night.
It’s been a stunning campaign for Wolves Women, who were competing in the third tier for the first time in four years having been granted upward movement after their previous two seasons in the fourth tier were voided due to the Covid pandemic, despite the team leading the division by a distance.
The quality of McNamara’s team was on show straight from the start of the season, with the girls winning 10 or their opening 12 matches in all competitions, while losing just once in the Northern Premier to seal the title with three games remaining.
Despite taking the division, Wolves will have to face a one-legged promotion play-off clash with the winners of the Southern Premier Division at the end of the season if they wish to make it into the Championship.
Wolves face their first of two matches against Brighouse Town in 11 days on Wednesday evening, with the two also going head-to-head at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium a week on Sunday afternoon.
This evening’s visitors still have the chance of finishing runners-up in the league, having secured a vital three points over Derby County late in March, while come into tonight’s match off the back of a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.
The women’s first-team return to Molineux for a first competitive match since April 2002, when Birmingham City were the visitors.
Tickets for the 7.45pm kick-off must be bought in advance, while season ticket holders and members can claim their free ticket, by clicking here.
2-0 vs Sheffield FC (H)
2-1 vs Huddersfield Town (H)
5-0 vs Sheffield FC (A)
2-2 vs West Bromwich Albion (A)
0-1 vs Nottingham Forest (H)
3-1 vs Derby County (A)
WHAT THE BOSS THINKS
After seeing his team lift the divisional winner’s trophy, manager Dan McNamara said: “The players’ attitude and application over the past 12 months have been fantastic.
“They’ve had some tough times in recent years and now they deserve every accolade they’re getting. To see them lift that trophy is my proudest moment in football and something that will stay with me forever.”
On playing at Molineux
“It’s going to be a fabulous occasion and the perfect way to celebrate our successful season in the Northern Premier.
“Hopefully it will also set us up to finish the season with what would be a massive achievement by winning the League play-off and getting promoted to the Championship.”
13/04 Brighouse Town (H)
24/04 Brighouse Town (A)
01/05 Loughborough Lightning (H)
11/05 West Bromwich Albion (N) BCC
TBC Southern Premier Winners (N) PPO