Cana­dian midfielder set to play in Women’s Cup fi­nal at Wem­b­ley

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

Af­ter play­ing in front of packed sta­di­ums at the Women’s World Cup this sum­mer, Cana­dian in­ter­na­tional De­siree Scott can tick off another item on her bucket list.

On Satur­day, the 27-year-old Win­nipeg midfielder known as The De­stroyer is set to play for her club side, Notts County Ladies, against Chelsea in the Women’s FA Cup fi­nal at Wem­b­ley.

“It’s very ex­cit­ing,” said Scott. “You can feel it within the team.”

“We’re all very pumped for it ... Ev­ery cof­fee shop we’re in, peo­ple are wish­ing us good luck,” she added.

Scott is the only Cana­dian cur­rently play­ing in Eng­land’s Women’s Su­per League and, ac- cord­ing to the Cana­dian Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion, is the first Cana­dian to play in the Women’s Cup fi­nal

Canada did not play at Wem­b­ley dur­ing the 2012 Olympics but Scott and her fel­low play­ers re­ceived their bronze medals there.

“It’s an ab­so­lute dream for me,” she said.

It’s the first time the women’s fi­nal has been held at Eng­land’s na­tional sta­dium and a record crowd is al­ready as­sured with more than 27,000 tick­ets sold. The pre­vi­ous mark was 24,582, set in 2008 at Not­ting­ham For­est’s City Ground.

Ar­se­nal de­feated Ever­ton 2-0 in last year’s fi­nal be­fore 15,000 at Sta­dium MK, home to English Cham­pi­onship side Milton Keynes Dons. In 2013, Ar­se­nal beat Bristol Academy 3-0 in front of 4,988 at the Keep­moat Sta­dium in Don­caster.

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