After picking up a hard fought draw on the opening day of the season away to Middlesbrough and then securing a fantastic win against Sunderland Ladies. The Tigresses were beaten by Huddersfield Town Women on a wet, windy and cold Wednesday night at Haworth Park.

Hull City Ladies now aim to bounce back away to Fylde Women on Sunday afternoon.

Form

Hull City Ladies now have drawn one, won one and lost one and have four points in the league.

They picked up a good draw away to Middlesbrough and a fantastic win against Sunderland Ladies at Haworth Park before losing to Huddersfield Town Women three days later on cold and windy Wednesday night at home.

The Tigresses scored the game’s opening goal as Katie Thompson dispatched her penalty. Huddersfield equalised from Laura Elford’s header, four minutes from half time and they completed the comeback when Elford scored her second of the evening 10 minutes after half-time.

Costello said: “They didn’t play like they played against Sunderland or Boro, we did not play, we got the ball and panicked and hoofed it, instead of getting it under control and playing to our strengths and the girls know that and we go again for Sunday.”

You can read Adi Costello’s full thoughts here!

Fylde Women have won two, drawn one in their last three games. First game of the season they drew 3-3 against Huddersfield Town Women before picking up back-to-back wins against Middlesbrough Women and Burnley Women. They clinched a 3-0 win against Boro and a 2-1 away win against Burnley last time out.

Last Outing

Hull City Ladies last outing against Fylde ended up 2-1 to the Tigresses. Hull City has won one game in their last si prior to the Fylde game, as after claiming a hard-fought 2:1 victory against West Bromwich Albion, they then suffered a five-game losing game streak. But HCL picked up a vital three points away to Fylde ladies to climb of the bottom FA Women’s National League North.

Alice Hughes opened the scoring in the 80th minute after Jo Symington’s well-taken corner. Minutes later the Tigresses doubled their advantage after a quick counter-attacking move, Emily Smith found Katie Thompson with a slick pass and Thompson made to mistake in punishing Fylde’s defence with a thumping finish. Fylde managed a consolation goal in added time, but Hull City held out their lead.

Ones to Watch

After scoring against Sunderland Ladies, Florence Pegrum then picked up player of the match against Huddersfield. Pegrum is our one to watch on Sunday as she aims to back up her good previous efforts against Fylde.

Squad

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

Recovery is the big thing now, we’ve played two games in three days, the girls need to rest, recover, fuel and get themselves ready for Sunday and we get set and go again Sunday, we’ve been to Fylde before, it’s a long way and if we play like we can, we’ll do okay.

A lot of the teams had written us off before the season started, being the team who’s going to get spanked every week, but so far we’ve conceded four goals, scored four goals and we’re doing all right. Last season we lost 9-1 away to Sunderland first game of the season and by the fifth game we conceded 16 goals so we just keep going,” said Costello.

Date/Time: Sunday 4th October, 2 pm.

Venue: Kellamergh Park, Preston

Tickets: Game will be behind closed door

*Written by Alex Robinson

**Photograph by Tony King