BURNLEY Ladies will travel to the Potteries after making history once again by qualifying for the second round of the Women's FA Cup.

The Lady Clarets have enjoyed a spectacular 12 months and they made the first round for the first time in their history at the weekend, beating Alnwick Juniors 4-0 to book a spot in the second round.

The second round has handed them a trip to Stoke City on Sunday, December 3, with the game taking place at the Community Road Ground, in Smallthorne.

The Potters' play in the FA Premier League Northern Division, two levels higher than the Clarets in the women's football pyramid.

The 2016/17 season is the first that Burnley FC Girls and Ladies team has been brought in house, having previously operated separately from the club. The team is now run by the club's charity, Burnley FC in the Community.

A new Female Football Development Officer, Matt Bee, was recruited with the aim to restructure the club and to offer sustainable support for the long term.

Under Bee's guidance and the club now engages with over 500 girls and women, one of the largest programmes in the North West, and now he has guided the first team to the second round of the FA Cup.

Bee, whose ethos as a coach is to give young players a chance, said: "My role with the first team has been to change the whole environment and structure of the team, both on and off the pitch, and to improve the overall professionalism of the club.

"We have now achieved that and we’re progressing in a fantastic direction with a great mix of both experienced players and young players. We are confident they have a big future ahead of them."

Taylor Gregson is now a first team star who has come up through the Burnley FC Girls and Ladies development scheme, and she has seen the huge strides the club has taken over the last 12 months.

"This club means a lot to me – it’s the only place I’ve ever wanted to play," she said.

"It has undergone some big changes in the last year and this has massively improved the quality of all aspects of the club. The future is bright and I’m excited to be part of it."

The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final will take place at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 5 May, 2018. Kids go free and tickets available on www.thefa.com/tickets.