After securing a fantastic victory against Sunderland Ladies, Hull City Ladies now have a short turnaround as they face Huddersfield Town Women this Wednesday night, with free tickets for NHS and Key Workers.
Hull City Ladies clinched a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough Ladies in the opening game of the season. Ellie Tanser scored City Ladies’ opening goal and Boro equalised through Libby Dixon as HCL nearly picked up all three points after Rebecca Beech hit the post in stoppage time.
The Tigresses then went one better and clinched a brilliant 2:1 victory against Sunderland Ladies in their opening home game of the season. Katie Thompson opened the scoring in the first half with a well-taken goal and Florence Pegrum extended the Tigresses lead in the second half from a fine finish. Keira Ramshaw scored a late penalty for the visitors late on but Hull City Ladies held on under pressure to secure all three points.
Adi Costello said: “Work hard, believe in yourself, believe in the person stood next to you, believe in yourself as a team, and be brave. You could have not asked for more today, there are people out there who have to play Wednesday and they can hardly walk now, they’ve done that much running for the team, fair play and hat’s off to everyone in the squad.”
Huddersfield Town Women began their campaign with a 3-3 draw against Fylde. Goals from Kate Mallin, Brittany Sanderson, and Lucy Sowerby saw the Terriers take a point from a topsy-turvy game.
Huddersfield Women then suffered a 2-1 defeat against Burnley Women. Two defensive mistakes allowed Burnley to go ahead in the second half before a frantic final 10 minutes saw Brittany Sanderson score from a corner and a last-minute penalty missed by Lucy Sowerby.
The last game between the two sides was September 5th, 2019. Hull City Ladies suffered a 6-2 loss away against Huddersfield Town Women, with Huddersfield extending their unbeaten wins to three.
Ones to Watch
Costello said: “They’re superb, they have fantastic team spirit and are a fantastic team. One thing we try to get across is the Andy Paul and even the young lads they are apart of the management is that the girls must believe, believe in what we’re telling them, believe in themselves, and believe in their ability, they’re not poor players we just need to find a system that suits them and I think we’ve found one.”
Last week our ones to watch was the full team, that can be said once again as The Tigresses clinched a brilliant victory against predicted table-toppers Sunderland. “I can sit here all day and say how brilliant they were but today absolute class, there’s no hiding from it they were class,” said Costello.
This week’s player to watch is Emily Smith after her player of the match performance against Sunderland.
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1 Abi Wallace, 2 Eden Pedersen, 3 Meg Render, 4 Emma Westmorland, 5 Ellice Jackman, 6 Tillie Oxley, 7 Liberty Bott, 8 Ellie Tanser, 9 Jo Symington, 10 Rachael Ackroyd, 11 Rebecca Beech, 12 Emily Smith, 13 Sharla Cone, 14 Katie Thompson, 15 Suey Smith, 16 Harley Skinner, 17 Mary Lisle, 18 Aaliyah Allen, 19 Bethany Padget, 20 Abbey Frederiksen, 21 Alice Stewart, 22 Jess Burton, 23 Holly Johnson-Collier, 24 Emily Spence, 25 Florence Pegrum, 26 Annabel Williams, 27 Maddie Blundell, 28 Aoife Brannigan, 29 Ace Kelly, 30 Jennifer Randall, 31 Faith Martin, 32 Lily Tankard, 33 Lucy McIntosh, 34 Lucy Warner-Bull, 35 Emma-Leigh Innes, 36 Amy Beech, 37 Scarlet Howard, 38 Tess Kirven, 39 Mollie Reaney, and 40 Megan Cooke
Costello said: “Even the players who haven’t got on today are still part of the squad, still training, still working hard, still looking to get into the team and still trying to break in for Wednesday or Sunday, be in a position to be able to play.
Suey’s come off with a hamstring tweak, she wants the physio to work now so can train tomorrow, I said calm down, let’s get fit and healthy, that’s what the girls are like they want to play. We talk about belief, I want them to believe, believe in themselves and believe in the system and believe they can win and we’re getting there.
It’s the Hull City Ladies Revolution, get part of it, tell people in the City of Hull that you want to watch a good game of football then be part of this as these girls grafting and working so hard.”
Buy your tickets, be apart of something great, watch live football, and have a great day out.
Date/Time: Wednesday 30th September, 7 45 pm.
Venue: Haworth Park Sports Facility, Dawson Dr, Hull HU6 7DY
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*Written by Alex Robinson
**Photograph by Tony King