Hull City Ladies take on Huddersfield Town WFC in the first game of 2022, the Tigresses are aiming to get the year of to a flyer with victory against Huddersfield.
Hull City Ladies haven’t played since the FA Cup defeat against Liverpool Feds. The Tigresses went out the Vitality Women’s FA Cup after a 1-2 defeat.
It was a good response from the Tigresses in the second half with Katie Thompson’s goal levelling the scores, however, Liverpool scored late on to secure the win.
Huddersfield currently are 5th in the league, having won six, drawing one and lost three. They are unbeaten in the last four games in all competitions. Their last league game was 17th November, a 3-0 victory against Fylde.Their last two games came in the Cup competitions with wins against Sheffield and Loughborough.
A thrilling match-up at Loughborough resulted in Town grabbing a vital win to keep their chances of another cup run alive, earning them a place in the next round of the FAWNL Cup, thanks to goals from Elford, Mallin and Montgomery.
Huddersfield Manager said: Glen Preston: “Happy with the win and with the amount of clear-cut chances we created. We probably should’ve scored one or two more, but overall it was a tough game. Loughborough are a good side and caused us problems in spells, so I’m delighted to win and get through to the next round.”
Last Time Out:
The last game between the two sides was 30th September 2019, in which Hull City Ladies suffered their first defeat of the season as Huddersfield Town Women came from behind to win on a wet & windy night at Haworth Park.
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.
Adi Costello said: “Disappointed, beaten by the better team on the night, you’ve got to hold your hands up at times, Huddersfield played well, it wasn’t the case that we were unlucky we were beaten by a better side tonight.
We’ll go again, just spoken to the girls in the dressing room and what’s your feeling, it’s disappointment, I said why, they said it’s because we didn’t play.”
One To Watch:
One to watch against Huddersfield is the return of Helen Lynksey. Hull City Ladies was pleased last December to announce the signing of Helen, but unfortunately didn’t get chance to make her second debut due to the postponed games.
Helen played for the club in 2019/20 & we’re delighted to welcome her back to Hull City Ladies!
Adi Costello said: “Helen is a fantastic addition to Hull City Ladies, Helen was previously at the club and I have been trying encourage her back for several seasons now. Welcome Helen & I know you will add something that we are currently lacking as a squad.”
“I’m excited for my second debut, playing with friends, under great management and staff, in-front of brilliant fans, and with an exciting second part of the season to look forward to, Helen said”.
#1 Abi Wallace, #2 Tasha Milne, #3 Caroline Killkenny, #4 Hannah Langford, #5 Ellice Jackman, #6 Tillie Oxley, #7 Liberty Bott, #8 Ellie Tanser (C), #9 Katie Thompson, #10 Rachael Ackyroyd, #12 Emily Smith, #14 Isabella Eldon, #16 Molly Lawtey, #17 Mary Lisle, #18 Aaliyah Allen, #20 Abbey Frederiksen, #21 Olivia Dale, #22 Amy Drury, #24 Kazia Walby, #25 Emily Driscoll, #26 Libby Gray, #27 Maddie Blundell, #28 Amy Marras, #29 Lois Damms, #30 Jen Randall, #31 Faith Martin, #32 Ruby Dawson, #33 Lucy Mcintosh, #34 Tess Kirven, #35 Abigail Hastie, #36 Anna Bowman, #37 Jess Feehan, #38 Freya Hendrickson, #39 Olivia Sellars, #40 Meg Cooke, #41 Chloe Chan, #42 Louise Dealty-Todd, #45 Jessie Shipley
Date: Sunday 9th January, 2PM KO
Ground: Haworth Park, Dawson Dr, Hull HU6 7DY
Tickets: Buy here!
Photos from Kevin Greene!