After suffering a 0-4 defeat against West Brom Women at Haworth Park last Sunday, Hull City Ladies are back on the road this week against Nottingham Forest and the Tigresses are looking to clinch three vital points.
Hull City Ladies have lost the last three games and will have to be at their very best Sunday to beat Forest who are joint top of the FA Women’s National League but after picking up four brilliant points against Middlesbrough and Sunderland a win is not impossible at Eastwood Town Football Club
Goals from Keeley Davies, Trina Greaves, Jade Arber, and Natalie Murray for the Baggies secured three points for the visitors on Sunday.
Adi Costello said: “We had the desire in that Huddersfield game, we were just beaten by the better team but the desire was there, Fylde two weeks ago we were beaten by the better team on the day but the desire was there, that’s the bit what was lacking today.”
Nottingham Forest has won four games, drawn one, and lost one as they sit top of the league on goal difference. After winning the last four games, Huddersfield Town Women beat Forest 2-1 last time out.
In the last game between the two sides, Forest defeated Hull City Ladies 5-2 as Precious Hamilton notched a hat-trick to take her impressive goal tally to 18 goals in 10 games that season.
City pulled one back on the half hour mark through Harley Skinner. Ellie Tanser’s strong tackle ricocheted into the path of Ackroyd, her well-weighted pass set Emily Smith away and she cut back for Skinner who side-footed past Aguirre.
Tigresses grabbed their second goal of the afternoon on the hour mark. Jo Symmington’s cross met the rising Rachael Ackroyd who powered her header firmly beyond Aguirre. However, Forest secured a 5-2 victory.
One To Watch
After picking up October’s player of the month voted by Tigresses supporters on Twitter, Emily Smith is the player to watch this Sunday.
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
The Tigresses have six games left, three away and three at home, and currently sit in 10th place but are remaining optimistic for the rest of the season.
“It will be tough, we need to pick ourselves up, as I said to the girls, it starts in training to put things in place that we want to put into games,” said Costello.
Date/Time: Sunday 25th October, 2 00 pm.
Venue: Eastwood Town Football Club, NG16 3HB
Photograph by Kevin Greene