Birmingham City: season summary
Birmingham City have been frequently spotlighted recently in the women’s game for their many exciting ventures this season, including in the League, the FA Cup and many of their players' success in the international break.
Currently sat in 4th with 22 points in the Women’s Championship, the Blues have a crucial couple of months left this season to climb the table.
Darren Carter’s side enter their next league game today on the back of an impressive 1-0 victory against WSL Club Everton in the FA Cup, but a marginal defeat against London City in the league.
After two marginal 1-0 wins against Everton in the fourth round and Charlton in the fifth round, the Blues will host Brighton & Hove Albion in the Quarter-finals. In their last 5 meetings, they’ve won 2, drew 1 and lost 2 games.
A 3-2 win, as their most recent result, is bound to add confidence to this thriving side.
Not only have Birmingham thrived in the FA Cup, but many Birmingham City players also shone bright during the international break.
Two Blues players competed at the Pintar Cup. Christie Murray picked up her 80th cap for Scotland in their 2-1 win against the Philippines, whilst Charlie Estcourt helped Wales finish second.
With the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in July, all squads have started preparing, in which Louise Quinn, Lucy Quinn, Harriet Scott and Jamie Finn were all selected for Ireland’s friendlies against Germany and China. Louise Quinn was named Player of the Match.
England experienced their fair share of Birmingham City players, as Lucy Thomas, Tara Bourne, Olivia McLoughlin and Lucy Jones. Thomas made her debut in the u23 squad, whilst Bourne was also named in Mo Marley’s young Lioness side, as an unused substitute for both fixtures.
McLoughlin joined the u19’s team for their two friendlies against Germany and Switzerland, as well as this, Jones was named in the u18 squad.
Focusing back onto the league, today's clash against Blackburn Rovers will be dedicated to Her Game Too, celebrating the work between the organisation and the Club.
Fans will hear an all-female match day playlist, Her Game Too will provide local clubs with flag bearer and mascot duties, and players from 10 grassroots teams will compete in a penalty shoot-out at half time to win a hospitality box for their teammates.
Last week, the Club launched a range of collaborative women’s merchandise, with BCFC X HGT clothing in support of the Club’s Community Trust.
An exciting season so far for the midlands side is set to become even greater one in the following weeks.
How far will the Blues go in the league and FA Cup?