Pools Women are back in County Cup action on Sunday when
they make the trip to face National League outfit Chester-le-Street Town (1.30pm
Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes' side began the New Year with a convincing
win at Redcar Town a fortnight ago and now they are diverting their attentionback to the cup competition.
However, they face a big test this weekend against a Chester-le-Street
team who currently sit sixth in the division above and come in to Sunday's gameon the back of a 4-1 win over Stockport County.
“Sunday is a distraction away from the league as we enter the
quarter-finals of the County Cup but it's a daunting trip because Chester-le-Streetare doing well in the National League,” admitted Gibbon-Hayes.
“We are going there to show the quality we have in the squad
and try to cause an upset so I know all the girls will be giving their all forthe cause once again.
“We would also like to get through the tie without any further
injuries because we have had a testing time on that front and I've been tryingto strengthen with a couple of loan signings.
“It's a real boost to see Chelsea Basnett back in full
training now after she has worked so hard to recover from a cruciate ligamentinjury.”
Gibbon-Hayes will have to make do without the services of Caitlin Bates and Jade Pye this weekend after they were both struck down by injury, but Jenni Duffy-Smith and Kate Hampson return to contention.
The game takes place at Moor Park in Durham and admission is£3 for adults and £1 for concessions.