Salford City Lionesses have progressed into the semi-final of the Manchester Women’s County Cup.

This comes after an away win over Barr Hill Ladies, with goals in each half from Chelsea Wharton and Laura Tobin.

Barr Hill are second in the league, trailing Salford by 5 points. The last time the two sides met away from home, Salford walked away with an 8-0 victory.

Barr Hill Ladies coach, Lewis Rich, said he was “proud” of his sides performance. He added that it is “good to see where we are and that we can mix it at a high level.”

The Lionesses, managed by Shauna Duffy, are only in their debut season of the Greater Manchester Women’s Football League Division One. They now await their draw for the next round.

The team is currently sitting at the top of the Greater Manchester Women’s Football League Division One – the seventh tier of women’s football.

Salford co-owner Gary Neville said that a women’s team was always in the plans for the club.


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