Dover Athletic v Southend United. Match preview

Tweet Sol Campbell will be in search of his first managerial victory for struggling Southend United when they travel to face non-league outfit Dover Athletic in the first round of the FA Cup. The ex-England international already faces pressure in front of the BT Sport cameras to find a much-needed result after league defeats against Ipswich Town, Sunderland and Portsmouth.  Dover will believe they have every chance to progress if they can overcome some poor home displays. Despite their indifferent start to the National League campaign, they have put in…

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Women’s football continues to grow as a record 45,423 attend FA Cup final

Tweet The SSE Women’s FA Cup made history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as it achieved a competition-record attendance of 45,423. This is the fourth consecutive year that the record has been broken, with an increase of over 10,000 fans on last year’s cup final. Quite a contrast to just five years ago, when less than 5000 were in attendance at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. Heather O’Reilly, 2018 cup finalist and winger for Arsenal Women, said: “People can’t be interested in the women’s game if they don’t watch it and these…

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