Newcastle United Women’s Football Club travel to Salford this Sunday in the Northern Combination Women’s League in their final game in 2011. Although disappointed following their exit from the FA Cup last Sunday, NUWFC will now continue to focus on the league. Stacy Crooks continued her excellent form and once again found the back of the net, with Charlotte Potts also showing the ever increasing number of travelling supporters how good goals should be scored.
Off the pitch the team are getting into the Christmas spirit with pre Christmas celebrations and last minute Christmas preparations, but when the referees whistle blows to start the game on Sunday the team will be totally focused on the job in hand and the importance of the three points on offer to both teams. A great present for the NUWFC First Team Management from their players would be a win
First Team Manager Michael Havelock will also be hoping to get some good news this week from the Physio, Nick Cook about a couple of players who missed the FA Cup tie due to injury.
Michael said “Sunday’s game against Salford is a very important game for us this week after a disappointing exit in the FA Cup. We must start bright and show the spirit that we showed after going behind last week. The team has a great attitude and I know they will not let us down and come out strong and play their way to another victory.”
Venue: Irlam FC, Silver Street, Irlam, Greater Manchester M44 6HR
NUWFC Reserve Team
Newcastle United Women’s Football Club Reserves play hosts to Derby County Ladies Football Club on Sunday. This fixture will be played at Northumbria University Coach Lane.
The teams were due to meet in October but the fixture was postponed due to County Cup commitments. Both NUWFC and Derby have the same points so the three on offer tomorrow are very important to both teams.
Reserve Team Coach, Adam Shaw said, ‘This Sunday we host Derby County at The Northumbria Centre, Coach Lane where we hope to continue our great team spirit but this week turn it into 3 points. With it being our final game of the 2011 calendar we would like to see all family and friends of the players come along and support the team with refreshments being put on after the game. Let’s end the year with a win!
This is the last home game of 2011 so we are hoping to make this a great Christmas and end of year celebration. So come along and support the team and help us to get into the Christmas spirit. You never know if we are lucky Santa might just drop in sometime during the afternoon.
Reserve team Captain, Amy Perch said ‘‘This week we play Derby, a very handy side. The team spirit is great at the minute and despite the result last Sunday at Sheffield, everyone put in a big shift and I was really proud of the lasses. With this being our last game before the Christmas lay off we will be doing everything we can to finish 2011 on a high. We’re looking forward to playing under the floodlights at Coach Lane and I’d encourage everyone to come along and show your support, it’ll be a great game.’
Sundays Match Day Mascots are from Grangetown Primary School and are coached by NUWFC’s Kayleigh Appleton.
Venue: The University of Northumbria Sport Development Centre, Coach Lane, Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7XA. K.O 2pm