Preview by Johnathan Stack.
Huddersfield Town Development Team host Durham Cestria Reserves in league action this Sunday at the Stafflax Arena.
• Town looking to reach the summit
• Cestria lost three games in the last six
• Devs to pick up where we left off
Town are in great form going into this weekends game unbeaten in the last six and a win against Cestria will take them top of the league above Middlesbrough.
The opposition, Durham, have lost three games in the last six and currently sit 7th in the table. But forward Chloe Ryan is in great form for this weekends visitors, having scored nine goals in three games in all competitions.
The Terriers have their own player currently in great form, Falone Sumaili has 10 goals in seven matches in all competitions and will be looking to add to that total come Sunday. Devs manager Alan Eastwood highlights how quickly the forward has adapted for her new side.
“She has had a good start to life at the club and has fitted in extremely well with the rest of the team who have all been there to provide her with some fantastic assists”.
Three points are vital on Sunday especially with a big game against Boro coming up next. Eastwood continued: “Every game is vital in this league and to us, this will be just as important as the last six we’ve played.
“I don’t like looking at the league tables as it can distract you from the task at hand. The most vital part of Sunday is that we stay focused for 90 minutes and stick to our game”.
Last time out Town beat Bradford City Devs 5-1 a fortnight ago, and after a weekend off, Eastwood spoke about returning to action:
“We are looking forward to getting back on the pitch after a week off and it will be a huge positive if we can pick up the momentum from where we left it against Bradford”.
Last Sunday players Kayley Hird and Alice Linsell got an outing in the 1st team in the 20-0 win in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup against Sir Tom Finney Ladies, both getting 45 minutes and both grabbing a goal each.
Eastwood had this to say “I was buzzing for them. It’s great to see that players in the development squad are getting recognised for their efforts and they did themselves proud.”
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Falone Sumaili – Huddersfield Town Development.
Sumaili has been on a hot streak of late and she will be eyeing up adding to that total this Sunday.
Chloe Ryan – Durham Cestria Reserves.
Ryan is as inform as Sumalil heading into this game. Town defence better mark her closely on Sunday or she might add to that goal tally.