After suffering a 4-2 defeat away to top of the league Fylde Women last Sunday, Hull City Ladies will be aiming to bounce back against Burnley this Sunday, the Tigresses second consecutive away game.
Hull City Ladies have won one, drawn one, and lost the last two games in the FA Women’s National League.
After securing a fantastic win against Sunderland Ladies, the Tigresses were beaten 2-1 against Huddersfield Town Women on a wet and windy Wednesday night at Haworth Park. Then Fylde Women sealed a 4-2 victory against HCL in a game of two halves.
Hull City Ladies responded twice after Fylde scored, Jo Symington levelled the scores four minutes after Emily Hollinshead scored Fylde’s first and a fantastic Emily Smith individual goal levelled the scoring again just seven minutes after Faye McCoy scored Fylde’s second but Jodie Redgrave and Jess Holbrook goals earned Fylde all three points.
Burnley Women have won two and lost two in their opening four games. They clinched victory in their opening two games, a 2-1 win against Sunderland Ladies and a 2-1 away victory against Huddersfield Town Women.
They then suffered a 2-1 loss against Fylde Women and a 2-1 away loss against Middlesbrough Women last time out.
The last game between the two sides Burnley defeated Hull City Ladies 2-1 in Round Two of the FA Cup. A Sarah Greenhalgh double including an 89th-minute winner clinched the win for Burnley which progressed The Clarets to Round Three.
Ones to Watch
Costello said: “There are some many positives to take, one thing out of all it, is to look at the girls’ work rate, you cannot complain about the work rate last year I would have complained like mad.
Another positive was Aoife Brannigan who came up from the reserves, I called her last night at 10 pm to tell her can you come and play for the first team. She came in and I thought she played really well and I’ve said to her you can train with the first team because she needs to she was quality today she might go back to the reserves but she needs to step up and train for the first team.”
This week’s player to watch is Captain Jo Symington. Symington puts her body on the line, each week, and Tigresses will look to her for some leadership when they take on Burnley Women, this Sunday afternoon.
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
“Another long trip, on our day and with our players fit, we’ll give Burnley a good go, today if would have had left-footed wing-back instead of using a centre midfield player, we’ll probably have been a different prospect as we didn’t use the width as we did against Sunderland and Middlesbrough,” said Costello.
Date/Time: Sunday 11 October, 2 00 pm.
Venue: Arbories Memorial Sports Ground
Tickets: Behind closed doors with no supporters, we will have live updates via our Twitter page.
*Written by Alex Robinson
**Photograph by Kevin Greene