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Pools Women Focus On FA Cup Progress

20 September 2019

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

the FA Cup (2pm kick-off).

Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes' side fell to a surprise defeat at

Farsley Cetlic last weekend but will be hoping to put that firmly behind them

as 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 be

expecting 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's

training 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 get

back to winning ways.”

Becky Hanratty and Lottie Portas are unavailable this

weekend, while Sarah Bartlett is still not ready for a return but Hannah Skull

will 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.


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