Newcastle United Women’s First Team travel to Sheffield for what has to be one of the most important fixtures of the season for both clubs. Newcastle are currently sitting top of the league with 47 points while Sheffield are currently in second place on 38 points but do have three games in hand. So both teams have everything to play for and the three points available on Sunday are vital.
NUWFC First Team Manager, Michael Havelock said, “A very difficult away trip awaits this Sunday at Sheffield. With them sitting one place below us in the league table and with games in hand, this result will be an important one in the title race. Let’s hope that the weather holds up and that the game can go ahead. This should be one of our bogey tests so far and we are looking forward to pitting ourselves against a strong Sheffield side. This is what we have worked towards all season and we believe that we have the ability to go to Sheffield and take 3 points and take another step towards the title. Concentration and application are the keys for this Sunday’s trip and the players will have to be at their best if they want to take all the spoils from this encounter. This kind of occasion is why we play football and the management team are excited for this game.”
Although Newcastle had a break last week from league fixtures there was no break in training and First Team Coach Warren Teasdale made sure that the squad kept focus on the job in hand. The squad were in really good sprits in training despite the deteriorating weather conditions and the management and coaches will make sure that it continues and the important work that needs to be done for this Sunday’s fixture will be done.
NUWFC First Team Captain Sarah Wilson said “Potentially the biggest game of the season on Sunday with both teams battling out for the title. Sheffield, like ourselves, have had a very consistent few weeks. Sunday will be a very difficult match; all the girls understand how every game is like a cup final, and how essential it is that we pick up all three points. We have a big week at training this week with lots of hard work to make sure we’re fully prepared”.
Sheffield Wednesday Ladies Football Club v Newcastle United Women’s Football Club
Retford United FC, Cannon Park Stadium, Leverton Road, RETFORD, Nottingham, DN22 6QF.
NUWFC RESERVE TEAM
Newcastle United Women’s Football Club Reserve Team welcomes Lincoln Ladies Football Club Reserves to Newcastle Pin Point FC at Cowgate Sports Centre on Sunday.
Lincoln are currently sitting fourth in the league, two place above Newcastle. The two teams met early in the season and Lincoln took all three points but there have been a number of changes at NUWFC since that last meeting and the teams current form will make this a very different game to the last one.
NUWFC Reserve Team Manager Gary Appleton said ‘Once again the weather beat us last weekend and caused our away fixture with Nottingham Forest to be postponed. Hopefully the weather is a little more kind to us this weekend for our home fixture against Lincoln and “yes i did say home fixture its not a typing error” because all we seemed to have done for quite some time is travel each week. We will again do our preparations correctly to prepare for this weeks game which we think will be a close game and one which the girls cannot wait for after the last 2 games being postponed. It also gives a little more time for a couple of our injured players to get back to training and Adam and myself will be happy to welcome back Kayleigh Appleton and Leo Kennedy to the training ground. New signings Sam Campion and Lebanese International Myriam Neaimeh are both working hard to get extra match fitness and try to force there way into the squad, but as with every week the team cannot wait until Sunday and try to put in another good performance and hopefully pick up 3 points which there hard work on the training ground deserves.’
Reserve Team Captain Amy Perch was disappointed last week when once again their planned fixture at Nottingham was postponed due to a frozen pitch, which came only seven days after their fixture at Derby was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Training continues regardless of the weather but like her team mates Amy is keen to get back on the pitch and take part in a competitive game, so they are all hoping that this week’s cold snap leaves the North East in time for Sunday’s game.
Amy Perch said “Having our last two games postponed the team are all very much looking forward to getting back on the pitch. I don’t know much about Lincoln but their league position suggests they’ll give us a run for our money. We’ll certainly be going out with a positive attitude and doing our best to continue our un beaten run. Fingers crossed the weather holds out.
Newcastle United Women’s Football Club Reserves v Lincoln Ladies Football Club Reserves K.O 2pm
Newcastle Pin Point F C, Cowgate Sports Centre, McKendrick Villas, Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 3AB
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Due to the current weather conditions we will be updating the website with any information regarding both fixtures as soon as we receive it so please check the website before traveling.