Town Women Aim For Top Spot
Huddersfield Town Women welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Stafflex Arena this Sunday as they bid for their sixth consecutive victory of the season.
As match day eight approaches, the Terriers lie second in the FA WNL table with only goal difference separating them and Fylde FC at the top.
Last weekend saw Town overcome a stubborn Sheffield FC side 2-1 in a match that was full of drama.
Despite seeing three efforts cleared off the goal-line, the three points were taken back to West Yorkshire courtesy of Laura Elford’s brace.Manager Jordan Wimpenny was delighted to see his side emerge victorious from yet another close encounter.
“We were tested maybe more than we expected against Sheffield, credit to them for that. They fought well and put up a fight but in end the end we were able to pull through and earn the three points.
To fight for each other is vitally important and we know that no team can be taken for granted in this league. To get the win was very important.”
It was the second time that Elford’s goals have directly given Town a win this season – the first being the 2-1 triumph at Hull – and the no.10 hopes to continue her good form against West Brom this weekend.
“It was great to get the three points and keep the winning run going against Sheffield. It was a difficult game, so we’ll definitely take lessons from it for [the match against] West Brom.
It’s really important for us to play as a team and not individuals and to work hard and fight for each other. We have such a strong squad and, as we’ve said so many times before you don’t win anything with just eleven players so we are definitely all in this together and share the same goals.
It’s always nice to score, but the ball comes all the way through the team to get to me so it’s definitely a shared effort by everyone and of course the defensive side for stopping out opponents from scoring! I would love for this to continue through season to help the team push on.”
Sunday’s visitors go into the the game off the back of a 2-1 win over Sunderland thanks to Keeley Davies’ last-minute winner and beat Town 3-2 at the back end of last season, so Wimpenny knows that it won’t be a walk over if his side are to take the points.
“West Brom are an organised team so we know that we need to tidy up in possession and be clinical in front of goal. We’ll prepare as best we can and attack the game with the mindset of going for the win.”
The development squad face league leaders Middlesbrough this Sunday and, after losing 4-3 to Brighouse last time out, manager Lee Briggs wants to see a positive response from his players.
“The players are raring to go again this week and want to get another good performance under our belts.
We’ve made a good start to the season and I’m pleased with how we’re playing, so now I want to see us showcase more good football this weekend and bounce back.
After last weekend, I know that all the players really want to win on Sunday and I’m sure that, if we continue to hit the outstanding high standards we have been so far, we’ll come away from the game with a win.”
Preview by: Jack Walker