Pools Women will face a stiff examination of their title
credentials on Sunday when they make the trip to face rivals Harrogate Town at The
The hosts currently sit second in the NERWFL Premier Division
table having won four of their six games so far this season and they thumpedYork City 8-0 last time out in the league.
Pools are seven points behind Town but have three games in hand
after enduring a frustrating opening period to the campaign which has seen themplay just three times in the league to date.
However, Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes' side will approach the weekend's
encounter with confidence and know that collecting three points would send outa big message to the rest of the division.
“Harrogate will provide us with a big test but I am looking
forward to seeing the players play in a big stadium and hopefully putting on ashow,” he told us.
“We had a friendly with Leeds United last weekend to keep
our fitness ticking over and if we play anything like we did in that game thenwe'll give ourselves a big chance of getting the points.
“Harrogate can go top of the league with a win so this is an
opportunity for us to make a statement and big games like this one are one ofthe reasons I love being a Manager so much.
“I have confidence in my players and, after a brilliant week
on the pitch for the First Team and the Youth Team, it would be nice if we couldcomplete the treble with a win of our own on Sunday.”
The game at The CNG Stadium kicks-off at 2pm on Sunday andentry is free for all supporters.