Town Women Head To Teesside In Search Of Third Straight Win.
Huddersfield Town Women travel to Middlesbrough in search of their third consecutive win of the 2020/21 season.
Wins against Hull and Sunderland have seen the Terriers soar up the league table – manager Jordan Wimpenny says his side will make the trip North full of confidence
“We need to take advantage of when the squad is in a good moment and, looking at our performances, we are.
We know that Middlesbrough will give us another set of challenges that we will have to overcome, but we are confident of another confident, positive performance on Sunday.”
Huddersfield get their first clean sheet of the season in the 3-0 win over Sunderland last week, and summer-signing Bethan Davies was delighted to record her first shut-out between the sticks.
“I was thrilled to get my first clean sheet. It was a great milestone to pass. As a team we have mainly conceded from our own mistakes in other games, so we all knew the clean sheet was coming!
I have quite high expectations of myself and last season I had 10 clean sheets in 20 games so I’m hoping to beat that target this year!”
Town also kept a clean sheet when they romped to victory in this fixture last season, winning 6-0 courtesy of goals from Lucy Sowerby, Laura Elford, Kate Mallin, Beth Stanfield and Emma Samways and Leah Embley – who has since moved to Blackburn. Davies is confident that the team can continue their impressive form and find the winning formula again this weekend.
“Everyone has been great since I moved here, all of the staff and the players have made me feel at home and part of the club – I’m loving it!
Our target for Sunday is definitely three points and if we play how we did against Sunderland then I don’t see why we won’t achieve it!”
The development squad laid down a marker last Sunday, hammering Sheffield FC away from home, and welcome Durham to the Stafflex Arena this weekend.
Faye Sherrington (2), Zoe Laughton, Cassidy Clift, Lois Scholefield, Molly Ellis and Alice Linsell all got on the scoresheet and manager Lee Briggs is delighted that goals are coming from all areas of the pitch
“That results shows the strength and depth of the group. They set their own high standards and I’m looking forward to seeing them maintain it.”
The squad host Durham this weekend, and Briggs is backing his team to get their their fourth win in a row as they look to stay top of the table.
“We prepare at the same level every week and we’ll take it each game at a time, but it would be good to keep the run going.
The way that we are defending from the front is great to see and the team’s hard work is evident in every game. The trust they have in each other is amazing so long may it continue.”
Preview by: Jack Walker