Pools Women will test themselves against National League
opposition on Sunday when they host a prestigious friendly against Leeds United
Left without a competitive fixture for the second weekend in
a row, Pools boss Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes was keen to see his side given afriendly work out to maintain match fitness.
Leeds chief Dan O'Hearne was also looking for a game for his
side and has now agreed to bring the West Yorkshire outfit to the North East totake on Pools.
“It's been a very frustrating time for us,” admittedGibbon-Hayes.
“We're now moving towards December and have only played
three league games so far, which isn't really acceptable and doesn't give usthe opportunity to build momentum.
“It's great that Leeds are going to come and play us because
it gives the girls another chance to pit their wits against higher divisionopposition and also keeps us ticking over fitness-wise.
“As well as preparing for Sunday, everyone associated with Pools Women is wishing new boss Dave Challinor all the best for his first home game in charge this weekend.”
Gibbon-Hayes has a big squad to choose from for Sunday's
friendly, though keeper Amy Campbell is still injured and Ellie Gutcher andHannah Lambert will miss out due to work commitments.
Kick-off at Peterlee's East Durham College is 2pm on Sundayand entry is free to all supporters.