NUWFC First Team travel to the West Midlands on Sunday – Reserves Host Derby County.
While the NUWFC Reserve Team welcomes Derby County LFC to their new home ground at Northumbria University Bullocksteads Sports Centre in Kenton Bank Foot, the Newcastle United Women’s Football Clubs First Team travels to the West Midlands on Sunday 9th September, 2012 in the FA Women’s Premier League.
NUWFC First Team
Newcastle will play Sporting Club Albion who are currently sitting fifth in the FAWPL (North) table. Following a great start to the 2012 – 2013 Premier League season, the NUWFC players were disappointed with the break last weekend and all are keen to get back into action this weekend.
NUWFC First Team Manager Michael Havelock said, “After a great start to the season, the ladies are raring to go and despite the long journey they will be up for the game. We have showed great spirit and ability in the first two games. Although there are still areas to improve, we are working hard to rectify these during training. If the girls show the same attitude of never say die and stick to their guns, we have a good chance of coming home with some points. Sporting Club Albion will be difficult to play against and they have some good players. It will be a test for our young side, but one that they will relish in.”
Sarah Wilson the NUWFC First Team Captain, who has spent to summer in Iceland playing for Grindavik UMFG returns to the squad. Sarah Said ‘We are back in action this weekend against Sporting Club Albion after a week off due to League Cup fixtures. We don’t know a lot about this team, going in blind is never easy, however if we do the simple things and go into the game with the correct attitude everything else should fall into place. We understand that this league is tough and we won’t get our own way as much as we did last year. However if we show the same passion and determination in which we have been doing I have no doubt we will get the results we deserve. We’ve had a great start to the season and we would like to keep on going in the same direction.
Sporting Club Albion v Newcastle United Women’s Football Club
Venue: Halesowen Town FC, The Grove, Old Hawne Lane, Halesowen. B63 3TB K.O. 2pm
NUWFC Reserve Team
Newcastle United Women’s Football Club Reserve Team play their first home game of the season on Sunday at their new home ground of Northumbria University Bullocksteads Sport Ground, at Kenton bank Foot against Derby County LFC Reserves.
Following a fantastic nine goal thriller which saw Wolves steal the points in what was virtually the last kick of the game, the team are keen to get back on the pitch. The game not only thoroughly entertained the crowd but also allowed the Reserve Team Manager the chance to see the players put into action what they have been working on over the last few months in pre-season.
NUWFC Reserve Team Captain Amy Perch said, ‘‘Sunday saw us take on an inspired Wolves team who, following our 5 hour bus trip, were quicker out of the blocks than us. A lapse in concentration following the half time break saw us go 4-1 down yet where most teams would have given up; we showed unbelievable spirit and togetherness to bring the scores back level. When wolves scored their winner with virtually the last kick of the game the girls were devastated but on reflection have taken heart from what proved to be a gutsy performance. With so many positives to take from the game, the lasses are already raring to go for our first home game of the season this weekend against Derby County and hopefully this time we’ll get the result as well as the performance.’
Team selection will once again be a bit of a headache for NUWFC Reserve Team Manager Gary Appleton with so many fit and in-form players to choose from.
NUWFC Reserve Team Manager Gary Appleton said ‘This Sunday we play our first home game of the season and welcome Derby County to our new home ground at Bullockstead in which we hope to cut out the small mistakes we made the week before at Wolves, but also work on and encourage that work rate and style of play that proved so positive at Wolves. There will be an extra couple of players available to us this week which will help the teams balance and confidence having players playing in there normal positions but with the squad being so competitive for places within the team it is important for coaches to see good turnouts at training and that players put in good performances when picked for the squad as to retain their positions in the team. Finally if the team plays with the determination and quality it did for the majority of the game in the midlands last Sunday Derby County Ladies will be in for a hard game’
Newcastle United Women’s Football Club Reserve v Derby County Ladies Football Club Reserves.
Venue: The University of Northumbria, Bullocksteads Sports Ground, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8AH K.O. 2pm