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TOWN WOMEN HOST FINAL GAME OF SEASON ON SUNDAY

8 May 2022

Match Previews

TOWN WOMEN HOST FINAL GAME OF SEASON ON SUNDAY

8 May 2022

Town Women end their season at the Stafflex Arena

- Huddersfield Town Women welcome Hull City
- Game kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 8 May 2022
- Final game of the season

Huddersfield Town Women host Hull City in their final game of the season on Sunday 8 May 2022; 2pm kick-off.

Town Women enter the game as County Cup Champions, and sit sixth in the league, whilst Hull City LFC are bottom of the FAWNL Premier Division North and have been relegated from the division.

Hull City have conceded 10 goals in their last three games, one of which was the reverse fixture against Town Women. City scored a goal against Derby County, but otherwise have struggled to find the back of the net.

LAST TIME OUT

Town Women travelled to Haworth in April 2022 to play the postponed match. Early chances fell to both sides, but no one could find the net. In the first 20 mins the hosts had the opportunity to take the lead, however our keeper made a fine save from their corner. Town Women took the lead when Beth Ibbotson headed in from a Brittany Sanderson cross.

On the stroke of half-time, the Women Terriers doubled their lead. Katie Stanley crossed to Mia Parry who netted. After the break, the hosts had another free kick, and a great chance to get back in the game. Fortunately, Stanley cleared, and it came to nothing.

City pushed for a way back into the game, but lacked quality in the final third. However, Town Women had no such issues, they kept the pressure on, and Sanderson got on the end of Kate Mallins cross to score the third.

The final ten minutes saw Stanley make it four, before Sanderson rounded off the game to make it five. All three points went back to West Yorkshire, and Hull City were relegated.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Vicky Abbott will be playing her last game for Huddersfield Town Women against Hull City. The defender is set to hang up her boots at the end of the season after 10 years with Town Women.

For Hull City LFC, Rachael Ackroyd will be one to watch. The City striker has netted a few times this season, so will be the main threat once again for the Town Women.

When speaking ahead of Sunday’s fixture, Manager Glen Preston said:

“We played Hull the other week, and I thought until the late stages it was reasonably close game.

“They had some key players missing, and had the better of the opening exchanges.

“We know score lines are misleading and change expectations, but Hull will be going all out to end on a high.

“They will be a tough test for us, Aidy is a top coach.

“Today will be more about trying to sign off the season with a win, but maybe also giving 1-2 players from the development team an opportunity, as well as saying goodbye to a few Club legends who will be sorely missed - there may be the odd tear after the game!

HOW TO WATCH HTAFC WOMEN

Kick-off is at 2pm on Sunday 8 May at the Stafflex Arena. Fans are welcome to come along and support the team, as always! 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.


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