HTAFC Women face Middlesbrough in the second round of the FA WNL Cup
- Town Travel to Middlesbrough in National League Cup
- Women Terriers look to continue excellent Cup form
- Game gets underway at 2pm
Huddersfield Town Women will continue their FA Women’s National League Cup campaign on Sunday 4 December against Middlesbrough; 2pm kick-off.
Huddersfield Town Women will be aiming to continue their fine form in Cup competitions when they travel to Middlesbrough for the National League Cup. After making the final last season, they will hope to go one stage better.
Huddersfield Town Women are currently on three different Cup runs. After an excellent 3-0 win against Durham Cestria in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup last weekend, Town are back in National League Cup action this weekend.
Heavy conditions greeted both sides as the Terrier Women and Durham Cestria both craved the third round in the prestigious competition. Britt Sanderson created the best chance for the hosts in the first fifteen minutes, with a powerful shot that hit the crossbar. Yasmin Mason was just unable to net the rebound.
Within five minutes Huddersfield Town Women nearly opened the scoring as Kate Mallin played Laura Elford through, unfortunately, the latter was unable to keep the shot on target as she went one on one with the Durham Cestria keeper.
Elford made amends soon after though. The forward picked the ball up on the half way line, and drove towards the goal. Elford skilfully avoided a couple of defenders and drilled a powerful shot into the back of the net. Although the Cestria keeper got a hand to it, the strength of the shot carried it through to the back of the net.
The second half saw Town Women double their lead. Mallin once again in the thick of the action. An excellently worked set piece came off as the forward delivered a perfect ball to Sanderson. The striker timed the run well and then headed the ball powerfully home at the front post.
The Women Terriers put the game beyond doubt as the match entered the final stages. A corner taken by Mallin bounces to the edge of the box where Mia Parry happens to be. The captain bundles the ball into the box, where Autumn Housley took a side swipe at the ball. The ball ultimately ended up at the feet of Sanderson who made no mistake from six yards out.
The women Terriers sit fourth in the Northern Premier Division, eight points from top spot with a game in hand. Town Women have lost only two games in the league so far this season and have won five. Only Wolves (who top the division) and AFC Fylde have managed to defeat Town Women this season.
Middlesbrough Women are sixth in WPL Division One North, having won five and lost five of the ten games played. Middlesbrough will be desperate to get some form going and will hope to knock out last years runners up out of the National League Cup.
Huddersfield Town Women will want to progress further if they can, as every club loves a cup run. As finalists last season, there will be a lot of pressure on this Huddersfield Town Women’s team to replicate, if not go one better.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Britt Sanderson scored a brace in the last match and will be looking to add to her tally. Don’t be surprised if you see the midfielder on the score sheet again this weekend
HOW TO FOLLOW HTWFC
Huddersfield Town Women face Middlesbrough Women on Sunday 4 December at 2pm, with the game taking place at The Map Group Stadium, Stockton Town FC, Bishopton Road West, TS19 0DQ.
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.