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MATCH PREVIEW: Huddersfield Town Women v Burnley

Preview by Glenys

Huddersfield Town Women return to home league action as they welcome Lancashire rivals Burnley.  


• Fifth against sixth
• Fans can watch at Stafflex Arena

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

The Lancashire side have been flying up the table. Burnley have won seven of their last league matches. Only Brighouse have recently beaten The Clarettes, even top of the league Wolves were defeated by Burnley, which is a feat in itself. Of the 21 matches that The Clarettes have played, they have drawn 3, won 12 and lost 6 times. This will be an interesting match for the Terriers at home.

Last time out at the County Ground in Leyland, the Terriers were behind in the first minutes of the game. Although Town Women made a quick attack from the kick off, the Clarettes scored within the first minute and a half taking the lead.

Both sides had chances from there on in, neither side able to control the game. Several shots on goal and goal mouth scrambles came to nothing, as both keepers made fantastic saves when required.

PHOTO: Jess Hornby

Town Women went into the break down two goals as the Clarettes were awarded a penalty and scored from the spot. The second half didn’t start any better for the Terriers, as once again they were down another goal within a minute of the restart.

The Terriers were outplayed on the day, and Burnley put the game to bed 10 minutes into the second half with the fourth goal. will want to get another three points on the board, and claim a second win on the bounce. Although Town Women did have a good spell towards the end of the match, the final whistle came as a relief.

The Clarettes will be looking to do the double over the Terriers, Wolves and Derby have completed the double over Town Women this season, Burnley will be hoping to join them. However, The Terriers will want to get three points and move up in the league.

Having defeated Hull at the weekend, the Town Women will be in good spirits and looking to get another win on the board. Having defeated Fylde in style the Terriers then lost to top of the table Wolves. Burnley are the only team to have defeated Wolves this season so cannot be taken lightly.

Both teams want the win, neither team will be satisfied with anything other than the three points. The Clarettes and the Terriers clash looks to be a good match up, with the victors moving up the table. A draw will leave league positions unchanged..

Manager Glen spoke ahead of the match.

Burnley are somewhat of a bogey team for us. I’m not sure we have beaten them since they came into the league. They beat us comfortably earlier in the season. I’ve watched Burnley a couple of times this season, from what I’ve seen they could easily be the best team in the league. They play a different system to most teams. Burnley have a clear way of playing, they press with great intensity like we do. Above all else, they have a very clear attacking framework on how they want to score goals.

So many teams play off the cuff in the final third, but Burnley have a very good structure. I have a lot of admiration for the way they hae been coached, we will have to be on our A game to win.

Burnley are probably favourites for this match, having improved over the season with only one loss in the last few games. Having beaten the Terriers last time out, Burnley riding high are looking good for the win.

This will be a tough match for Town Women, however, if the team bring their A game there is no reason that the Terriers cannot prevent the Clarettes from adding to their points, and of course preventing a third club from doing the double over Town Women.

PHOTO: Jess Hornby

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

For the Terriers, Brittany Sanderson is the top goal scorer. The midfielder scored a brace against Hull last weekend, adding to her goals for the season. On over 20 goals Sanderson will want to add more and extend her tally.

Mia Parry has scored in the last two games she has played in. The midfielder, who joined the Terriers on loan from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season has impressed since her arrival. Parry has gained in experience at Town and will want to stake a claim to a potential full time move.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

HOW TO WATCH

Huddersfield fans will be able to keep up with Huddersfield Town Women in action this Thursday at the Stafflex Arena. Kick off 7.45pm. Can’t make the game? As always, online coverage of the match will be available across all HTWFC channels including minute-by-minute updates on our Twitter @HTAFCWomen plus match build up on our Instagram. Highlights will also be released following the game for fans to catch up on the action.

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MATCH REPORT: WOLVES WOMEN 2-1 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

Huddersfield Town Women defeated by title-bound Wolves

  • Wolves win 2-1 against Terriers
  • Paige Crossman on scoresheet again.
  • Thoughts of manager, Glen Preston.

HTAFC Women suffered their first defeat in three games on Sunday 3 April as Paige Crossman’s goal was not enough to overcome top of the table Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolves Women celebrate goal against Huddersfield Town Women
IMAGE: WOLVES WOMEN FC

A Marie Gauntlett double saw the hosts collect another three points at the CKW Stadium as they move to within one game from winning the FAWNL title. Despite having dominance within the league, Town Women remained competitive in both fixtures against Wolves.

Infront of over 450 supporters, a relatively large amount for tier three football, the game opened to both sides looking to settle themselves into the game.

Wolves looked the more threatening within the first twenty minutes, coming relatively close with a direct freekick and testing Bethan Davies in goal. However, the hosts found the back of the net when an unmarked Gauntlett managed to chip a diving Davies from 25 yards out.

Town responded positively enjoying more chances in the remainder of the first half. On her 500th appearance for Huddersfield Town Women, Kate Mallin assisted Town Women’s equaliser where her corner was met by the head of Paige Crossman.

The second half started with Wolves ramping up the pressure although both sides failed to create any clear-cut chances early on. The home side evidently switched their tactics in the second half opting for longer balls down the wings – this proved successful as a quick throw and long pass allowed Wolves the chance to pass the ball across the box to an unmarked Gauntlett, again, who tapped the ball to Davies’ left to score a brace.

Both teams would continue to battle in midfield with Wolves continuing to be threatening from the wings and Town Women working their way through the midfield central positions. Town had several chances to equalise although Shan Turner did enough to protect her side’s one-goal lead. At the other end Wolves managed several shots on target however Davies confidently saved with her hands.

The full-time whistle sounded to the delight of the home side with Wolves one point away from securing the FAWNL title in their maiden-season in the league. Town Women fell to fifth place however with a game in hand, can move up to challenge for the top three places.

HTAFC Women manager Glen Preston commented after the game:

“I think 90% of that game you couldn’t separate both sides. They had one, maybe two shots all half – one of them was the goal.”

“I think overall, this is a difficult place to come to as Wolves are on good form, secondly the pitch has made it borderline impossible to play any football today as it was incredibly hard and bobbly all over, thirdly we were without our top two goalscorers today who would’ve been ideal for us physically – and yet we still gave a good account of ourselves in a very even affair.”

HTAFC WOMEN TEAM
33 Bethan Davies (GK)
12 Autumn Housley
19 Paige Crossman (80′ Alice Linsell)
3 Beth Ibbotson
15 Georgia Marshall
57 Mia Parry
23 Serena Fletcher (80′ Yasmin Mason)
6 Lauren Griffiths
7 Katie Stanley (C)
9 Ria Montgomery
4 Kate Mallin (67′ Falone Sumaili)

Huddersfield Town Women returns to County Cup action on Thursday 7 April as they face their own development team in the semi-final. A unique game that can be watched by Huddersfield supporters with tickets available on the day at the Stafflex Arena, HD8 0WA.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Wolves V Huddersfield Town Women

Preview by Glenys

Huddersfield Town Women travel to the Castlecroft Stadium on Sunday. The Terriers face a tough task against Wolves who are top of the league this season.

• Terriers travel to top of the league Wolves 
• Tough fixture against best team in the league
• Fans can follow online

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

The West Midlands side have been flying since their promotion to the National League North. Of the 19 matches that Wolves have played, they have drawn 3, won 15 and lost only once. This will be a tough task for the Terriers away from home.

Last time out at the Stafflex Arena, the Terriers started well. Town were the first team to actually score against Wolves this season. Lucy Sowerby got the Terriers off to a fine start, netting within the first 2 minutes of the game.

The visitors equalised just past the half hour, and struck again 4 minutes later. Britt Sanderson brought Town level just on the stroke of half time. The Terriers tried to hold on in the second half to take a point, but Wolves scored the winner to continue their unbeaten run.

PHOTO: SIMON MOONEY

Town will want to get another three points on the board, and claim a second win on the bounce. Having lost to Derby County away from home, Town Women then beat West Brom at home. However, with the form Wolves are in going into this match it will be a tough ask. Top of the league Wolves are favourites for this match, with their strong performances, and only being defeated once so far this season.

The fixture is the postponed clash from early February. With both teams looking for the win, it will be a clash that both will relish.

Manager Glen spoke after the match against Fylde.

I was extremely proud of the players, very few teams go away at Fylde and win, let alone by such a margin. We were outstanding. However, as good as the win was it’s just 3 points.

It’s at times like this you have to stay grounded and be humble, because football has a way of crashing you back down to earth if you are not at your best every week. This weekedn we will have our toughest test yet, we will need to find another level if we are to beat Wolves.

Although the West Midlands side will be favourites, they have shown that they can be beaten. Burnley putting three goals in the Wolves net proves that although top of the league, they are not unbeatable.

A tough match for the Terriers, yet nothing can be taken for granted. Another off day for Wolves, and Town Women could find themselves as the second side to defeat the league leaders this weekend.

PHOTO: SIMON MOONEY

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

For the home team, Amber Hughes is a definate danger. The Striker is Wolves top scorer and sits currently on 22 goals for the season. Hughes is impressive and seems to score almost every match. Hughes is going to be tricky to keep under control, but Town Women will need to try.

Anna Morphet is a defensive threat for the opposition, set pieces are what Morphet loves. Against Sheffield, Wolves scored five goals – the first was from a Morphet corner. The defender can also net the ball herself, so there are goal threats everywhere.

For the Terriers, Brittany Sanderson is the top goal scorer. The midfielder scored a brace against West Brom last weekend, adding to her goals for the season. On 18 goals Sanderson will want to add more and extend her tally.

Town Women goalkeeper Bethan Davies has impressed this season. Davies has made crucial saves to keep the Terriers in matches. Davies is vital for Town Women and keeping clean sheets is always her aim.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

HOW TO WATCH

Huddersfield fans will be able to keep up with Huddersfield Town Women in action this Sunday at the Castlecroft Stadium, Wolverhampton. Live match updates will also be available on Twitter from 2pm Sunday @HTAFCWomen.

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MATCH REPORT: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN WOMEN 3-0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Huddersfield Town Women victorious at home against West Brom Albion.

  • Sanderson scores brace, Stanley on scoresheet.
  • Town Women get a league clean sheet.
  • Thoughts of Manager, Glen Preston.
Elford, Montgomery and Stanley celebrate goal against WBA
IMAGE: RICHARD ASQUITH

HTAFC Women came out of a scrappy affair with all three points on Sunday 27 March.

With both teams having multiple chances it was Brittany Sanderson who found the net twice, one in each half. Captain Katie Stanley was also on the scoresheet at the start of the second half. Their goals were enough to secure the victory for the Terriers.

Coming into this game, both teams found themselves mid-table and looking to end the season in good form. The game opened to both sides creating half-chances without creating any threats. Although The Baggies hit the crossbar around the 12th minute.

Town Women’s first chance occurred moments before their opening goal when captain Stanley fired a volley over the bar, however HTAFC Women didn’t have to wait long as Sanderson poked the ball just past the WBA goalkeeper into the back of the net.

Bethan Davies makes good save against WBA
IMAGE: RICHARD ASQUITH

Albion Women would hit the crossbar once again before the break with Shannon Stamps being denied by the woodwork for the second time in the game. Although moments later Town Women came close to their second with Albion’s goalkeeper making a big save.

The second half opened in good fashion for the Terriers with Stanley converting from a corner routine, started by Sanderson. Huddersfield would continue adding pressure, with Serena Fletcher’ shot being saved by the WBA shot stopper.

Gameplay became rather stop-start during the final half hour with a number of bookings being made by the referee. This theme continued when Town Women were awarded a penalty in the final five minutes. Sanderson stepped up to convert with a rocket into the bottom left of the goal. The aftermath of Town’s third goal saw a number of sending offs and sinbins being given to the visitors’ as tensions continued to rise.

A scrappy final couple of minutes saw Falone Sumaili impress as she made her first team league debut, having a couple of shots that were blocked inside the box. The full time whistle sounded to the delight of the home team as Preston’s side secured their first league win in nearly a month.

Falone Sumaili makes first team debut
IMAGE: RICHARD ASQUITH

Manager, Glen Preston reflects on his side’s flow throughout the game:

“We started slowly today, the first 25-30 minutes West Brom were very good and in charge of the game. But as the game progressed, we started to take over and ended the first half very strong, we had chance after chance in the second half. I was very pleased with how we played in the second half in difficult circumstances with the referee.”

HTAFC WOMEN TEAM
33. Bethan Davies (GK);
3. Beth Ibbotson;
12. Autumn Housley;
19. Paige Crossman;
15. Georgia Marshall;
57. Mia Parry (81’ 18. Alice Linsell);
23. Serena Fletcher (71’ 6. Lauren Griffiths);
7. Katie Stanley © (87’ 34. Falone Sumaili);
11. Brittany Sanderson;
10. Laura Elford;
9. Ria Montgomery.

Town Women are straight back into action as they face promotion chasing AFC Fylde in the league on Wednesday 30th March under the floodlights.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Wolves V Huddersfield Town Women

Preview by Glenys

Huddersfield Town Women travel to the Castlecroft Stadium on Sunday. The Terriers face a tough task against Wolves who are unbeaten this season.

• Terriers travel to top of the league Wolves 
• Tough fixture against unbeaten team
• Fans can follow online

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PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

The West Midlands side have been flying since their promotion to the National League North. Of the 13 matches that Wolves have played, they have drawn 3 and won 10. This will be a tough task for the Terriers away from home.

Last time out at the Stafflex Arena, the Terriers started well. Town were the first team to actually score against Wolves this season. Lucy Sowerby got the Terriers off to a fine start, netting within the first 2 minutes of the game.

The visitors equalised just past the half hour, and struck again 4 minutes later. Britt Sanderson brought Town level just on the stroke of half time. The Terriers tried to hold on in the second half to take a point, but Wolves scored the winner to continue their unbeaten run.

PHOTO: SIMON MOONEY

Town will want to get back to winning ways, following defeat to Brighouse in the league. However, with the form Wolves are in going into this match it will be a tough ask. Top of the league Wolves are favourites for this match, with their 13 matches unbeaten run.

Town’s cup match against Brighouse was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, so the Terriers have had extra time to prepare for this clash.

Assistant Manager Kamran spoke before the match.

The questions asked of these players week in week out since we’ve come in have been of a high standard. We have maintained a high benchmark. Wolves are another one of those sides who will ask questions of us, who we have to overcome. It is a game where we can win for sure. The preparation is always detailed. The team spirit, culture and environment has pulled together this week like no other week. Everyone is raring to go.

Town were a team full of goals before we came in. We have maintained this whilst keeping the opposition to a minimum scoring against us. Everyone in the league knows 3 points changes the table. This all comes at a cost, where everyone has to dig deep in the big moments. Come Sunday the team who comes out on top will be pushed up the table.

Wolves will either extend their unbeaten run if they win or draw, Town will move up the table if they can pull off the victory.

PHOTO: SIMON MOONEY

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

For the home team, Amber Hughes scored a brace against Hull City last weekend. The striker scores for fun, so is a definate danger. Anna Morphet is another tough Wolves player to watch out for. The defender can also net the ball, another threat for Town to keep an eye on.

For the Terriers Laura Elford very nearly scored against Everton in the FA Cup and was very unlucky to miss out. Elford will want to stop Wolves unbeaten run and is not alone in this. Laura wants to bag goals, this could be her chance. The Terriers midfielder Britt Sanderson will also be hungry for goals, as well as supplying to Elford.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

How to watch.

Huddersfield fans will be able to keep up with Huddersfield Town Women in action this Sunday at the Castlecroft Stadium, Wolverhampton. Live match updates will also be available on Twitter from 2pm Sunday @HTAFCWomen.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Huddersfield travel away to West Brom

Preview by Johnathan Stack

Huddersfield Town Women are back in FA Women’s National League action on Sunday 10th October as they go on the road for the second game in a row when they face West Bromwich Albion at Sutton Coldfield FC.

The terriers will be looking for their third consecutive win in the league following a 5-1 and 6-0 win against Stoke City and Sheffield FC respectively. A win could send Steve Appleton’s side up third in the table depending on other results.

West Bromwich Women are currently eighth in the FAWNL Northern Premier Division. The Baggies are winless in their last two games; picking up draws against Brighouse Town and Nottingham Forest. They will be looking to get back to winning ways at home.

First team manager Steve Appleton believes consistency is key:

“We’re always looking to work on a game plan to suit each game. During the previous two matches, we’ve been able to stick to what we have worked on at training and things have clicked into place for us – so we’ll be looking to maintain our current form and try and get a positive result on Sunday.“

Last season saw a five-goal thriller between both sides as town was the right side of a 3-2 scoreline at the Stafflex Arena. A four-minute comeback towards the end of the game saw Brittany Sanderson and Laura Elford overturn the score to punish ten-player West Brom. With both players being in good goal scoring form this season, it is likely to be another entertaining match.

The terriers have scored 20 goals in their last four matches in all competitions and the previous clean sheet is bound to have boosted the whole team’s confidence.

Appleton has seen the positives on the pitch:

“We’ve spent time looking at how we can improve our build-up play to allow our midfield players to combine with the strikers and get into the opposition box, we’ve seen more of that during the last few games, both through goals and assists so it’s important we continue to do that.”

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Sanderson is in tremendous form scoring seven in her last four matches (nine overall this season), playing a pivotal role in Huddersfield Town’s recent form. With a clear eye for goal and her shooting boots well and truly on let’s hope she adds to her tally against West Brom.

Meanwhile for the baggies, Leigh Dugmore is current the top scorer for the Midlands side. Scoring three in her last five games will make her a target for Steve Appleton to plan against.

HOW TO WATCH HTWFC

Huddersfield supporters will be able to travel to Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club (Central Ground, Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B72 1NL). Adult tickets start from £5 and concessions tickets start from £1. Ticket information is available

If not travelling, fans can keep up to date with live match updates via our twitter page @HTAFCWomen.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Thursday football sees Sheffield FC vs Huddersfield Town

Preview by Oliver Eaton

It’s Thursday night football for Huddersfield Town Women as they travel to fellow Yorkshire side Sheffield FC in the FA Women’s National League.

PHOTO CREDIT: JESS HORNBY

The Terriers will be looking to register back-to-back wins for the first time this season following a dominant display against Stoke City this past Sunday. However, Sheffield FC are currently in a good run of form and come into this fixture following two consecutive wins against Bradford City in the cup and a 4-0 win against Hull City.

The South Yorkshire side have already equalled their 2020/21 season total of points and are looking to advance up the league table. They sit in ninth place on six points and will be wanting to close the five-point gap between them and town. So far this season Sheffield have scored eight goals and conceded 12 compared to Huddersfield’s 23 goals and 13 against.

PHOTO CREDIT: SIMON MOONEY

Town manager Steve Appleton believes Sheffield will be a threat:

“We won’t take anyone in this league for granted, a team with back-to-back victories will be full of confidence and looking for a third consecutive win, we’ll be prepared for the game and will expect a tough test away from home.”

Meanwhile Huddersfield got back to winning ways this Sunday when they thrashed Stoke 5-1. Appleton knows that it’s important to continue a winning momentum:

“We certainly take plenty of positives from Sunday’s game. We completely dominated from start to finish and stuck to our game plan and if we can carry the same work ethic into Thursday, then we can definitely compete at the level required to get a result.”

PHOTO CREDIT: JESS HORNBY

Last time both sides faced each other, a Laura Elford brace was enough for the terriers to claim all three points in a 2-1 win.

Town’s newest recruit Brooke Marsden was on the scoresheet for her former club that day and hopes to be on the scoresheet again:

“I’ll be trying my best to help the team but it’s always nice to score a goal especially against your former club.”

“I’m really looking forward to it, it should be a good game, but we have to take it as any other league game. It’s one that’s stuck out to me, but I’ll be approaching it the same as any other club that we come to face this season.”

Marsden is not the only player to be facing her former side. Paige Crossman and Beth Ibbotson both had spells with the club and will be looking to take the three points back home to Huddersfield.

PHOTO CREDIT: JESS HORNBY

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

One player on hot form currently is Town’s Serena Fletcher. Following her player of the match performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Serena scored her first goal of the season against Stoke City. She will be looking to add to this total this Thursday.

Sheffield captain Nicole Kemp scored a hat-trick in her previous match and is now joint top scorer for the club this season. She will be hoping to continue that momentum to propel the club towards another three points. 

HOW TO WATCH HTWFC

Huddersfield supporters will be able to travel to the ‘Home of Football Stadium’ (Sheffield Road, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 2GD). Tickets are £5 adults and £2 for concessions.

If not travelling, fans can keep up to date with live match updates on our twitter page @HTAFCWomen.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Huddersfield Town vs Stoke City.

Preview by Oliver Eaton

Huddersfield Town Women will be looking for their first league home win of the season this Sunday as they welcome Stoke City to the Stafflex Arena.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

Following on from last week’s battling 3-2 loss to table-toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Terriers return to action against ninth placed Stoke City. The Potters have only secured one win this season when they thrashed Loughborough Lightning 5-1 last month. Since then, they have only picked up one further point – this coming last week in a 1-1 draw against Brighouse Town. However, Stoke do have firepower as they have scored in all but one match this season, coming close to winning points in their opening fixtures that ended with a 3-2 scoreline (against Fylde and Derby County).

Manager Steve Appleton believes Town should be cautious:

“I expect Stoke to be really up for this game, they’re a big club who should be fighting for promotion this season. They’ve got an experienced group of coaches and a very knowledgeable director of football who has overseen an overhaul of the squad, swapping the deadwood for fresher, upcoming talent, so they’ll be a force in our division.”

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

Meanwhile the Terriers will be looking to bounce back from two consecutive league losses. Last week Huddersfield showed a lot of improvement across the board however failed to find the vital equaliser in the final moments.

Appleton took many positives from the match:

“We’ve trained well, but most importantly it gave us an opportunity to get a “We definitely matched a top side and caused them problems during the game and the result could’ve gone either way really.”

Town currently sit in seventh place after securing eight points with six games played. Their run this season started with a goalless draw to Forest before picking up away wins against Loughborough Lightning and Middlesbrough. The other draw came at home against Brighouse Town before losses to Burnley and Wolves.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Roisin Kivel is currently the top scorer for Stoke with five goals in six appearances. She has impressed opposition teams too with her securing three player of the match awards so far.

Meanwhile for the Terriers, Brittany Sanderson just won Player of the Month as voted for by the players. Additionally, the attacking midfielder secured the Goal of the Month title as voted for by the fans. Her strike from 20 yards against Wolves being her fifth (and latest) goal this season.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

Finally, this will be Steve Appleton’s first game against his former club. Appleton coached the Stoke team several years ago and faced Huddersfield many times throughout the season. However, Steve says this doesn’t matter once the game starts:

“I’ll treat the game like any other, Stoke and I have moved on, there’s one or two people who I’m looking forward to seeing on Sunday, but there won’t be any sentiment from either party”.

Once again Huddersfield fans will be able to watch Huddersfield Town Women in action this Sunday at the Stafflex Arena, Storthes Hall. Live match updates will also be available on Twitter from 2pm Sunday @HTAFCWomen.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Can the Terriers tame the Wolves?

Preview by Oliver Eaton

Huddersfield Town Women return back to league football this Sunday as they face high-flying, newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Stafflex Arena.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

The West Midlands side has enjoyed a good start to their league campaign, currently sitting level on points with table-toppers Fylde but below on goal difference. Wolves started the league with a 2-0 win against Middlesbrough before beating Derby away and West Brom at home. Wolves then dropped their first points of the season to fellow table-toppers Fylde in a 0-0 draw last month. before finding their winning ways against Nottingham Forest. Daniel McNamara’s side were promoted into the Northern Premier Division through the FA’s “Upward Movement” and are yet to concede a goal in any of their five league matches so far.

Town boss Steve Appleton believes this will be a tough fixture:

“Wolves will obviously be a really tough test for us, they’re currently top of the league without conceding a goal, so they’ve set the standard so far this season.”

PHOTO: SIMON MOONEY

Meanwhile Huddersfield have had a fairly inconsistent start to the season with the Terriers currently sitting in fifth place on eight points (five less than Wolves). Town will be looking to bounce back from their previous league fixture which saw them beaten 4-0 away to Burnley at the start of September. However, Town did recover well from this defeat in the FAWNL League Cup a fortnight ago, when they thrashed southern side Boldmere St Michaels 7-2.

With the Terriers not playing last weekend, Steve Appleton saw advantages off the pitch:

“We’ve trained well, but most importantly it gave us an opportunity to get a few players off the treatment table and back on the pitch.”

PHOTO: SIMON MOONEY

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Starting with the visitors, Anna Price has proven to be very effective from the bench with her being joint top scorer at the club on two goals. However, with five clean sheets, you can’t look no further than Wolves goalkeeper Shannon Turner.

Meanwhile for the hosts all eyes will be on Britt Sanderson to continue her goalscoring form. Currently Town’s top scorer with four, Sanderson has started every league game this season and has proven to be the difference maker with her goalscoring ability.

PHOTO: JESS HORNBY

Once again Huddersfield fans will be able to watch Huddersfield Town Women in action this Sunday at the Stafflex Arena, Storthes Hall. Live match updates will also be available on Twitter from 2pm Sunday @HTAFCWomen.

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