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Pools Women To Host Leaders On Sunday

8 November 2019

Match Previews

Pools Women To Host Leaders On Sunday

8 November 2019

Pools Women are back in NERWFL Premier Division action on

Sunday when they host Wallsend at East Durham College in Peterlee (2pm


Last weekend's proposed away trip to Wallsend was a washout

after bad weather but Pools are now chomping at the bit to get going again as

they prepare to host the Tyneside outfit.

Boss Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes has an almost fully-fit squad to

choose from ahead of Sunday's outing and is hoping the frustration of a

stop-start campaign to date can impact positively on their weekend performance.

“We have had some tough selection decisions to make but Ifeel like the squad we have for Sunday is very strong,” he told us.

“We're all a bit frustrated that we're in to November and we'veplayed only two league games and we've not been able to build up any real momentum

“Any manager will tell you that it has an impact on the

players when it's so stop-start but luckily our girls are mentally strong so we

will approach Sunday's game with confidence.”

Wallsend currently sit top of the Premier Division table

having won four of their seven fixtures so far but Pools will hope to cut the

gap on their visitors, on whom they have five games in hand.

Gibbon-Hayes is hoping that some of the feelgood factor

within the First Team can rub off on his squad after he and his assistant, Andy

Hetherington, paid a visit to the training ground last week.

“Andy and I have been lucky enough to spend a little time

with Sweens and Gucky recently and I must say that we left the session feeling

energised,” he explained.

“It was a really positive learning experience and one wehope we can develop further moving forward.”

Sunday's game at East Durham College is a 2pm kick-off andentry is free to all supporters.

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