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07 October 2018 Venue Attendance

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Hartlepool United
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Durham Cestria

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Rivals Durham Next Up For Women's Team

5 October 2018

Emily Stuart Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Emily Stuart in action for Pools Women's Team

Hartlepool United Women’s Team are preparing for a big game in the NERWFL on Sunday when they host rivals Durham Cestria at Grayfields Enclosure (2pm kick-off).

Craig Devon’s outfit got off to the perfect start in their opening Premier Division game last weekend when they thumped Castleford White Rose 7-0 away from home.

However, Durham are likely to be one of Pools’ biggest rivals for promotion this season so Sunday’s fixture is certain to offer a sterner test.

Pools finished one place and six points behind their weekend opponents last term, with Durham completing a Premier Division double over them.

But with Pools’ confidence on a high following last week’s brilliant result on the road, they will approach Sunday’s home clash with optimism.

The game takes place at Grayfields Enclosure at 2pm and entry is free for all supporters.

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Match Reports

Women's Team Thumped By Durham

8 October 2018

Justine Robinson Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Pools Women's Team skipper Justine Robinson

Pools Women’s Team suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of a powerful Durham Cestria outfit at Grayfields on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors – favourites for the NERWFL Premier Division title – were out of the blocks quickly and went at Pools from the first whistle, scoring twice inside the opening ten minutes to take control.

Pools altered their shape a little to try and cope with the onslaught and that helped them get a brief foothold in the game but Durham’s power and pace in attack was a constant danger.

Things got worse when Durham helped themselves to two more goals before skipper Justine Robinson pulled one back for Pools on the half-hour mark.

However, things continued in the same pattern after the break and a fifth goal knocked the stuffing out of Pools before they went on to rub salt in the wounds with two more goals to complete the rout.

“We made too many mistakes and too often took the wrong decision and it cost us,” admitted boss Craig Devon afterwards.

“That isn’t to take away from an excellent performance from Durham but hopefully we can all look back on the game, recognise our errors and learn from them as we move on.”

Full Time: Pools 1 Durham Cestria 7

Pools: Smith, Bartlett, Lambert (Dawson 20), Stuart, Garside (Rackstraw 75), Duffy-Smith, Smith, Robinson, Rowbotham (Hampson 62), Pye, Bates (Carter 60).

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