Pools Women Aiming For High Five

Chelsea Basnett, Hartlepool United Women

Pools Women go in search of their fifth straight win in the NERWFL Premier Division on Sunday when they host Redcar Town at East Durham College in Peterlee (2pm kick-off).

Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes’ side have stormed up to third in the table on the back of their impressive run and are now breathing down the necks of leaders Harrogate Town and second-placed Farsley Celtic.

Pools ran out 2-0 winners when they made the trip to Redcar at the turn of the year and they now have all eyes on completing their first double of the current campaign on Sunday.

“We’ve had another really good week’s training in preparation for the game,” revealed Gibbon-Hayes.

“I am expecting an extremely tough game against Redcar who will bring physicality but also real quality with the likes of Jess Round in their side.

“I have every faith that our girls will be ready to put on another good performance though – we have eight games left so we’ll just take it one at a time, try and get the points on the board and keep the dream alive.”

Pools could be boosted this weekend by the return of Caitlin Bates from injury, while Chelsea Basnett is also approaching match fitness after recovering from a cruciate ligament rupture.

Kick-off at East Durham College is 2pm and entry is free for all supporters.