WORCESTER City Women have booked a place in the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

They beat Rotherham United 5-0 on Sunday (November 12) to set up a mouth-watering home tie with MK Dons later this month.

The Milton Keynes outfit play two levels above Worcester but the home side are in good form and will be confident ahead of the clash at Sixways on Sunday, November 26.

Sunday’s win over Rotherham saw City compete in the FA Cup’s first round proper for the second year running.

They’d secured their place in the competition with convincing qualifying rounds victories over Walsall Wood Ladies and Anstey Nomads.

Commercial director Jon White said: “We took some away support up to Rotherham - probably 30 or 40 people, which is great for the club.

“We’re tier five at the moment but probably playing to a tier four level, and we’re second in the league at the moment.

“Our average attendance has gone up 104 percent in the past year - we were probably getting 60 or 70 a week at Claines Lane, but we’ll be hoping to break 300 for the MK Dons game.

“It’s the first time in the club’s history that we’ve made it this far so it’s very exciting, and the goals are flying in at the moment.”

Worcester City Women, which is a separate entity to the Worcester City men’s team, plays its home games at Sixways Stadium.

Tickets to the FA Cup second round clash with MK Dons are on sale now via wcwfc.co.uk priced at £5 for adults, £3 for students and £1 for under 16s.

Mr White said it’s the sort of occasion Worcester deserves more of - and the club is setting its sights high/

“Our ultimate aim is to get to the Women’s Super League,” he said. “There’s obviously a process to that but we’re growing in the right way and we’re giving the city another reason to be proud of its sporting heritage.

“In five to 10 years we want to have the first purpose-built women’s football stadium in the city and to be one of the biggest women’s clubs in England.”