Pools Women Ready For Ossett Test

Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes, Hartlepool United Women

Pools Women will be hoping to close the gap at the top of the NERWFL Premier Division table on Sunday when they travel to take on Ossett United at Inglefield Stadium (2pm kick-off).

Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes’ side currently sit fourth in the table and are seven points behind leaders Harrogate Town, though they do still have four games in hand.

With neither Harrogate nor third placed Farsley Celtic in league action this weekend, Sunday’s trip to Ossett represents a great chance for Pools to make some progress.

After producing a strong performance in defeat to National League side Chester-le-Street Town last time out, Pools will approach the fixture with real confidence.

“We’ve had a very good week’s training on the back of an amazing display last week so I can sense a real spring in the step of the players,” Gibbon-Hayes told us.

“I’m expecting a really tough game at the weekend but I have every faith that the girls will be able to bring home a positive result.

“We have a strong belief building in the camp that 2020 can be a big year for us so we have to try and take that in to every game between now and the end of the season.”

Gibbon-Hayes is still having to contend with a few injury concerns ahead of the game; Hannah Lambert is the latest player ruled out, though Ellie Gutcher is back available for selection.

Kick-off is 2pm at Inglefield Stadium on Sunday and entry is free for all supporters.