Carlisle United Win 2022-23 Cumberland FA Women’s County Cup Final

By Robert Haile

Carlisle United Ladies have won the Cumberland FA Women’s County Cup after a second half comeback and penalties.

The final at Frenchfields Stadium, Penrith on Wednesday May 7 was a game of two halves.

The 2021-22 winners Penrith were 2-0 up at through Heather Fawkes and Chloe Grisedale with half an hour left to play.

Emma Blenkinship started Carlisle United’s come back just after the 60 minute mark and Sharina Robinson levelled a few minutes later to make it 2-2.

The teams could not be separated after ninety minutes and extra time, penalties would decide the trophy’s destination.

Both sides got off to a nervous start as they missed their first penalties and only two of the five were scored for each side taking it to a sudden death shootout.

Carlisle United, up first, scored meaning Penrith had to score or the trophy was going to Brunton Park, sadly for Penrith the penalty went high and after a delay Carlisle’s players erupted in celebration.

Carlisle United Ladies were in their first final for five years after a 89th minute goal gave them a 1-0 win over Workington Reds Ladies in the semifinal, have now won the Cumberland FA Women’s County cup four times.

In attendance along with over 300 fans were Carlisle United players Morgan Feeney, Michael Kelly and Tobi Sho-Silva.

Carlisle United Ladies and Penrith will now turn their attention to their final league games on Sunday May 7 as United host Accrington Stanley while Penrith welcome Bolton Wanderers.


  • Carlisle United Ladies 2-2 Penrith AFC Ladies (3-2 penalties)

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