Pools Women’s Team are in League Cup quarter-final action on Sunday when they make the trip to face Boro Rangers at Hurlingshaw in Eston (2pm kick-off).
Boss Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes has enjoyed an unbeaten start to life in the Pools hotseat and will hope to see his team build on last weekend’s 6-1 destruction of Rotherham United.
However, the tie won’t be straightforward against a Rangers side who are once again in the hunt for a runners-up spot in the NERWFL Northern Division – one below Pools – and have already shocked Northern Division champions Redcar Town on their way to the quarter-finals.
Pools are yet to concede a goal in the League Cup this season having sailed past the challenge of South Sheilds and Wallsend but will know they need to be on top of their game again this weekend if they want to continue their run.
“We were extremely happy with the first half performance against Rotherham and we want to see the same attacking football on Sunday,” explained Gibbon-Hayes.
“The players have been different class in terms of taking on board our philosophy and how we want them to play so hopefully we can continue that unbeaten run and make progress in the cup this weekend.”
Gibbon-Hayes is still without Alisha Smith and there are fears that her ankle injury could keep her sidelined for the rest of the season, while Jade Pye and Robyn Ingram are also missing on Sunday.
Premier Division leaders Durham Cestria await the winners in the final four of the competition.