2015–16 FA Women's Premier League Plate

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2015–16 FA Women's Premier League Plate
WPL Plate
CountryEngland
Teams33
ChampionsCoventry United
Runners-upEnfield Town
Matches played29
Goals scored132 (4.55 per match)
All statistics correct as of 6 March 2016.

The 2015–16 FA Women's Premier League Plate is the second running of the competition, which began in 2014. It is the secondary League Cup competition run by the FA Women's Premier League (FA WPL), and is run in parallel with the league's primary League Cup competition, the Premier League Cup.[1]

The teams that take part in the WPL plate are decided after the first qualifying round of the WPL Cup, known as the Determining Round. The winners of Determining Round matches continue in the WPL Cup, while the losers move into the WPL Plate.

All 72 Premier League clubs were included in the Determining round draw, three of whom (Gloucester City, Swindon Spitfires and Wolverhampton Wanderers) withdrew from the competition before playing a match, meaning 36 teams progressed in the Cup and 33 were entered in the Plate.

Reigning champions Preston North End, who beat Huddersfield Town 3–0 in the 2014–15 final,[2] won their Determining Round match this season, meaning that they did not defend their title.

Results[edit]

Note: All results from The Football Association[3]

Preliminary round[edit]

Due to there being 33 teams in the competition, a single preliminary round match was required to eliminate one team and allow a full single-elimination knockout tournament to take place.[4]

Date Home Score Away
27 September 2015 Chorley 2–1 Tranmere Rovers

First round[edit]

Date Home Score Away Notes
4 October 2015 Bedford 0–3 Lewes
4 October 2015 Birmingham & West Midlands 4–0 Leeds Ladies
Blackpool Wren Rovers H–W Rotherham United Walkover to Blackpool Wren Rovers
4 October 2015 Chorley 5–0 Steel City Wanderers
4 October 2015 Crystal Palace 5–0 Luton Town
4 October 2015 Denham United 2–2 Milton Keynes Dons Denham United won 4–3 on penalties
Enfield Town H–W St Nicholas Walkover to Enfield Town
4 October 2015 Exeter City 1–2 Norwich City
4 October 2015 Keynsham Town 4–0 Cheltenham Town
Leafield Athletic A–W Loughborough Foxes Walkover to Loughborough Foxes
4 October 2015 Liverpool Marshall Feds 3–0 Solihull
18 October 2015 Loughborough Students 2–1 Chester-le-Street
4 October 2015 Maidenhead United 0–5 Coventry United
4 October 2015 Newcastle United 7–2 Peterborough Northern Star
4 October 2015 Southampton Saints 2–3 Gillingham
18 October 2015 Stockport County 4–1 Leicester City L.F.C.

Second round[edit]

Date Home Score Away Notes
20 December 2015 Birmingham & West Midlands 1–7 Liverpool Marshall Feds
13 December 2015 Blackpool Wren Rovers 2–10 Newcastle United
29 November 2015 Crystal Palace 0–2 Coventry United
20 December 2015 Denham United 0–1 Enfield Town Match played at Enfield Town's home ground
29 November 2015 Lewes 3–5 Gillingham
29 November 2015 Loughborough Foxes 5–1 Stockport County
29 November 2015 Loughborough Students 1–0 Chorley
29 November 2015 Norwich City 2–7 Keynsham Town

Quarter-finals[edit]

Date Home Score Away
31 January 2016 Coventry United 1–0 Liverpool Marshall Feds
31 January 2016 Gillingham 0–3 Newcastle United
21 February 2016 Loughborough Foxes 0–1 Enfield Town
31 January 2016 Loughborough Students 0–4 Keynsham Town

Semi-finals[edit]

Enfield Town2–0Newcastle United
Alena Beganovic Goal 39'
Chloe Bassett Goal 84'
Report
Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, Enfield
Keynsham Town0–7Coventry United
Report Ashleigh Neville Goal 6'
Marie Gauntlett Goal 12' Goal 59'
Amber Hughes Goal 29' Goal 61' Goal 81'
Jade Lorton-Radburn Goal 75' (o.g.)
Crown Field, Keynsham
Attendance: 50

Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the FA WPL". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 29 November 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  2. ^ Doug Thomson (27 April 2015). "More cup final disappointment for Huddersfield Town Ladies". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ "FA WPL Plate". Full Time. The Football Association. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  4. ^ Brown, Neil; Brown, Mark, eds. (17 September 2015). "FAWPL Cup and Plate draws". Women's Soccer Scene. Vol. 16 no. 5. p. 28. Retrieved 22 February 2016.