Pools Women will aim to bounce back to form on Sunday when
they make the trip to face Yorkshire Amateur in the First Qualifying Round of
Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes' side fell to a surprise defeat at
Farsley Cetlic last weekend but will be hoping to put that firmly behind themas they return to cup action.
Pools made it through to this stage of the FA Cup after
thumping Carlisle United 11-1 in the previous round though they will beexpecting a more difficult tie in West Yorkshire on Sunday.
“It's been a tough week after the Farsley loss but I feel Ihave learnt a lot about myself and the players,” admitted Gibbon-Hayes.
“I have seen a strong togetherness and, just as importantlyfor me, a desire to work hard in training.
“I believe that nobody has a right to be in the starting
eleven, they have to earn it – and it's pretty apparent from this week'straining that people want to be in the team and they want to stay there.
“Yorkshire Amateur will be a tough test for us but it's one
the players and staff are looking forward to and it's gives us a chance to getback to winning ways.”
Becky Hanratty and Lottie Portas are unavailable this
weekend, while Sarah Bartlett is still not ready for a return but Hannah Skullwill be in the squad for the first time after joining on loan from Sunderland.
The tie will take place at Southerns Stadium in Leeds,kick-off is 2pm and entry is free to all supporters.