FA Women’s Super League
Tottenham Hotspur Women v Manchester United Women (12:30pm)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR WOMEN will be hoping to record a third-successive FA Women’s Super League victory when their Manchester United counterparts are the visitors to The Hive on Sunday.
Spurs followed up a single-goal success over Liverpool with a historic 2-0 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium – a result which lifted them up to fifth in the table and left defender, Hannah Godfrey, hugely satisfied with her sides toil.
“Confidence is growing and after performances like this one, you just take each game as it comes and use it to boost yourself for the next game,” the former University of South Alabama and Pensacola FC star explained to www.tottenhamhotspur.co.uk
“At the end of the day, you just throw yourself in front of the ball and do whatever it takes to keep it out of the net.
“Playing at big stadiums is what we as female footballers dream of. But ultimately, we show up and have to take the occasion as it comes and know that we are here, no matter where we play, to get the three points and that’s exactly what we did.
“We knew what we had to do – it was such a big occasion and it was important for us to recover from the defeat in the Continental League Cup against Reading. I knew our preparations for this game would be key and we’ve been solid in training and I think that really showed in our performance.”
Visitors, Manchester United, arrive off the back of a 2-0 victory over bottom of the table Liverpool. Lauren James and a Katie Zelem penalty ensuring the points in front of a 2,813 crowd at the Leigh Sports Village.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United – Admission:
Young adults: (18 to 21-year-olds): £4.50/£6
Concessions: (17 and under, over-65s): £3.50/£5
Brighton & Hove Albion Women v West Ham United Women (2pm)
WEST HAM UNITED WOMEN head to the People’s Pension Stadium, home of Crawley Town FC looking to see off Brighton & Hove Albion and bounce back from a disappointing derby defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last time out.
The Hammers – playing in front of a bumper crowd of almost 25,000 in what was their inaugural fixture to be staged at the London Stadium – appeared to freeze as Spurs gleaned the points thanks to goals from Rianna Dean and Lucy Quinn. Nevertheless, Head Coach, Matt Beard, thought an altogether more ruthless streak was required to turn the east Londoners campaign around.
“Unfortunately for us we’re creating numerous chances and for whatever reason, we’re just not converting them,” he told www.whufc.com.
“It’s not as if they’re half chances. We’re creating really, really good chances which we should be putting in the back of the net.
“Whether it’s our final decision, or us making the wrong choice of finish, I don’t know at the moment, but it’s obviously frustrating from that perspective. We looked nervous, it was a big occasion for us today, and that’s disappointing for us from our perspective because we knew it was going to be a battle.”
The Hammers have won just one of their opening four matches in all competition. Meanwhile, hosts Brighton are without a win in each of their opening three FAWSL matches, leaving them in ninth place – but the Seagulls could leapfrog West Ham with a victory on Sunday.
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United – Admission:
Under 18: £1.00
Ambulant Disabled: Adult: £3.00
Ambulant Disabled: 65+: £1.00
Ambulant Disabled: U18: £1.00
Ambulant Disabled Personal Assistant: £0.00
Liverpool Women v Bristol City Women (Noon)
Reading Women v Everton (2pm)
Chelsea Women v Arsenal Women (3pm)
The FA Women’s Championship
Durham v Blackburn Rovers (Noon)
Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa (2pm)
Coventry United v London City Lionesses (2pm)
Crystal Palace v Sheffield United (2pm)
Lewes v Leicester City (2pm)