Women's Sport: Goodison Park to host it's first Women's Super League Merseyside Derby

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Everton's first-team stadium Goodison Park will host it's first-ever FA Barclays Women's Super League Merseyside Derby next month.

This will be the second time that the local derby has been held at first-team stadiums after Anfield played host during last year's Women's Football Weekend, attracting a record crowd of 23,500. 

The clash between Everton and Liverpool is set to take place on February 9, and home side Everton pledge to push their ongoing commitment to allow season ticket, lounge and official members free access to women’s games. Tickets for non-members will be priced at £6 per adult and £3 for concessions.

Everton is currently fifth in the league, level on points with WSL newbies Manchester United, and have impressed so far this year, after a disappointing campaign last season.

"We’re delighted we have the opportunity to play at Goodison Park,” said manager Willie Kirk. “Big games like Merseyside derbies are the ones you want to be involved in as a player and manager and we have the opportunity to play this historic fixture on the biggest stage.

“Everton is a club renowned for its great support and that was on-show when we went to Anfield earlier this season. Now the reverse fixture is at Goodison, we have a chance to introduce our women’s team to even more Blues.”

Liverpool manager Vicky Jepson also expressed her excitement and will be hoping that her team can get a win back against their rivals after they lost 1-0 in last November's reverse fixture. The Reds are currently bottom of the league with only three points.

"It’s fantastic that we’ve got another match in which to showcase the women’s game on Merseyside.

"The Anfield derby was a terrific occasion and I hope as many Reds as possible will cross the park to cheer on the team at another historic football venue," she said.

Everton v Liverpool will take place next month on February 9 with a 2 pm kick-off.

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