Ella Toone, Lauren James and Lizzie Arnot celebrate a goal for MU Women.

United Women set for silverware match

Manchester United Women will host Lewes Women in our final FA Women's Championship fixture of the season on Saturday evening (kick-off 17:30 BST).

Casey Stoney's side have enjoyed a phenomenal campaign and after wrapping up promotion to the Women's Super League and then the title in April, the Reds will finally get to raise the Championship trophy after full-time at Leigh Sports Village.

United Women go into the final-day fixture having won the last nine league games and will be aiming to sign off for the summer with a perfect 10 in a row by defeating the Rooks.

Jess Sigsworth celebrates her goal against Millwall Lionesses.
Jess Sigsworth has rediscovered her scoring prowess with five goals in her last five games.

“SIGSWORTH'S GONNA SCORE”

Jess Sigsworth is United's top scorer going into the final weekend of the campaign.

The 24-year-old from Doncaster has scored five goals in her last five games to increase her tally for the season to 17. Jess hit the ground running in a red shirt, scoring five against Aston Villa, before a run of four goals in three games during October and November.

Through the winter months, our no.9 racked up one goal in 11 matches, but soon rediscovered her magic touch with a brace against Leicester City and the goals have flowed since then. With Mollie Green and Lauren James hot on her heels with 16 goals apiece, while Ella Toone sits on 15, it will be interesting to see who will ultimately be crowned United's top scorer at full-time on Saturday.

WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME?

The Reds made light work of Lewes after travelling 260 miles to East Sussex in early December.

In a first half which saw wave after wave of pressure from the Reds, Stoney's side eventually broke the deadlock six minutes into the second half through a well-worked goal by Green.

United skipper Alex Greenwood threaded a pass down the left to Sigsworth, who then cut inside before squaring the ball to our no.8 in the area for an emphatic first-time finish.

We made sure that the points were safe when Charlie Devlin won a penalty with 10 minutes to play. Greenwood's effort from the spot was saved, but Toone was there to follow in the rebound and extinguish any hopes of a comeback from the hosts.

HOW ARE LEWES GETTING ON?

Founded in 2002, Lewes Women have risen through the levels and competed in the Women's Premier League South, now known as Women's National League South, last season. Since 2017, the Rooks have been the only club in world football to have equal playing budgets for their men's and women's teams. 

Highlights: Five-star display from United WomenVideo

After a solid fifth-placed finish in the previous campaign, Lewes gained admission into the FA Women's Championship and currently lie in ninth place going into the final round of fixtures with five wins to their name over the season.

Back-to-back victories over Crystal Palace and Millwall Lionesses has been swiftly followed by a three-game winless streak and while one last triumph on Saturday cannot improve their league position, Lewes will be eager to end their first campaign in the second tier on a high note.

Highlights: United Women hit seven to seal titleVideo

JOIN THE CELEBRATIONS AT LEIGH

United Women will lift the FA Women's Championship trophy at the end of Saturday evening's match. Don't miss out on this historic moment - tickets are available now at www.manutd.com/womenstickets or by phone on 0161 868 8000 and they will also be available to purchase on the day at Leigh Sports Village. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for Under-16s and Over-65s.

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