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Women Look For Third League Win In A Row

1 March 2019

Women's Team management team Andy Hetherington and Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes talk to the players
Women's Team management team Andy Hetherington and Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes talk to the players

Pools Women’s Team travel to Tynedale Ladies on Sunday hoping to collect another three points to help keep some pressure on league-leaders Durham Cestria (2pm kick-off).

Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes’ side have won their last two games and fired in 11 goals in the process to leapfrog South Shields in to second-place and bring Durham back in to focus.

Durham still boast a perfect record having won all 13 of their NERWFL Premier Division fixtures this term but Pools are nine points behind them and will hope to keep winning and be ready to pounce on any unexpected slip-ups from the leaders.

However, Tynedale have enjoyed a strong season themselves and currently sit fifth in the table so Sunday’s game will be a tough examination for new boss Gibbon-Hayes and his players.

Pools are boosted by the return to contention of a trio of players; Caitlin Bates, Lottie Portas and Alisha Smith are all set to be back in the squad this weekend.

“We’ve had a really positive week in training again,” revealed Gibbon-Hayes.

“The players have worked extremely hard and showed a hunger to improve and, more importantly, the desire to be in the starting eleven on Sunday.

“We have a great belief in this squad so we’ll go to Tynedale looking to pick up another three points.

“What excites me is that with a full squad of 16 we have real competition for places and hopefully that will increase the overall level of performance.”

Sunday’s game takes place at Kingsley Park in Crawcrook and entry to all supporters is free.


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