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Everton Ladies boss Mo Marley targets FA Cup glory

Fara Williams
Fara Williams scored an overhead kick in the win over Barnet

Everton Ladies boss Mo Marley believes they are in better shape for the FA Cup final than they were during their League Cup final defeat by Leeds.

The Blues will make their first appearance in the Women's FA Cup final for five years after Sunday's 2-0 semi-final victory against Barnet.

Marley told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I'm sure we will be equipped to give a better account of ourselves come May.

"With not winning the league cup, we're just delighted to be back."

After their 3-1 defeat by Leeds Carnegie in the League Cup final in February, the Blues fell to a second loss to the Yorkshire outfit in the league by the same scoreline.

Marley added: "We've got a little bit more to offer than what we've shown lately. So I'm very happy to be there.

"For five years our players have stood up to be counted. Sometimes there are circumstances on match days that affect our focus.

"That's the thing we have to change. I don't doubt my players' desire or commitment to the club.

"There have been some occasions where circumstances have gone for or against us and its how we respond to that.

"But we're learning all the time."

The final will take place on Monday, 3 May at Nottingham Forest's City Ground against either Arsenal or Chelsea.

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see also
Everton reach Women's Cup final
14 Mar 10 |  Women
Forest to host Women's Cup final
16 Feb 10 |  Women
Underdogs Leeds lift League Cup
11 Feb 10 |  Women

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