By Robert Haile
The two teams that will face each other in the final of the Cumberland FA Women’s County Cup have been decided.
Carlisle United Ladies will be in their first final for five years after a 89th minute goal gave them a 1-0 win over Workington Reds Ladies.
The sides had been inseparable and the game look destined to be decided by the lottery of a penalty shootout when Carlisle were awarded a penalty which Charlotte Murray slotted home.
Penrith AFC Ladies booked their place in the final with a 3-1 win over Stanwix Junior Ladies.
The game was a repeat of last season’s final that Penrith also won.
All three of Penrith’s goals came in the first half with an early brace from Abbie Forster and a returning Jess Lawson added the third.
Stanwix struck back in the second half to make it 3-1 at the final whistle.
The final will take place at Frenchfields on Wednesday May 7.
The match a repeat of the 2017-18 final in which Carlisle United beat Penrith AFC 1-0 to claim the trophy.
In the league Carlisle have had the better of the two sides meetings taking the last game 1-0 while holding Penrith to a goalless draw earlier in the season.
- Carlisle United Ladies v Penrith AFC Ladies – Frenchfields, Wednesday May 7 kickoff 7pm (19:00)
Semi Final Results
- Carlisle United Ladies 1-0 Workington Reds Ladies
- Penrith AFC Ladies 3-1 Stanwix Junior Ladies
Quarter final results
- Penrith AFC Development 0-2 Workington Reds Ladies
- Whitehaven AFC Ladies 2-5 Stanwix Juniors Ladies
- Abbeytown Ladies 0-2 Carlisle United Ladies