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10 March 2023

Match Previews


10 March 2023

Huddersfield Town Women welcome Derby County to the Stafflex Arena

- Terriers return home and host Derby County
- Derby County are fourth in the table.
- Huddersfield Town Women looking to bounce back

Huddersfield Town Women are again in league action this weekend. After losing their last two league matches, the business of the Premier Division North is once again at the fore.

Derby County currently sit fourth in the table, and the Rams’ form is very good at the moment. Having won their last five matches, the Rams will be favourites for this one. The Rams last lost a match in December. Since moving into 2023 Derby County are unbeaten in the league. Having scored at least two goals in every match. In a reverse of last Sunday’s fixture, The Rams travel to the Stafflex Arena. The Women Terriers can take solace in the fact that in all but one of those matches, Derby have conceded at least one goal.

Town Women are currently on a bit of an indifferent run. The last league match the Terriers played was against this weekend’s opponents, they lost but held their own for most of the game. Derby County were fortunate to score in the last minute of the game to claim all three points.

Huddersfield Town Women still have games in hand on their opponents. A win against Derby would see the Ladies move closer to Stoke City who are above them on points but have also played two games more. If Town Women can win at home against Derby, and put a string of other wins together, we can move up the table.

When the teams met last weekend, Derby came out on top scoring two, as Town Women were holding their own against tough opposition. The hosts had plenty of chances in the first half, but only found the net once. Lauren Joyce impressed with fine saves to keep Huddersfield Town Women in the game.

The second half started wth the hosts on top, and The Rams finally got their second goal in the closing minutes of the game. The Women Terriers had equalised in the second half from a beautiful strike from Autumn Housley to bring us right back in it. The late goal hurt, but Town Women had troubled the hosts all afternoon.

Kate Mallins spoke about the game:

“It was obviously a disappointment to lose in the final minute of last Sunday’s game, but I think that we showed enough to worry Derby and it will be a different game on our home pitch.

“We’ve brought in a new signing this week (Caz Fields) and we have one or two coming back from suspension and injury. Let’s hope from a positive reaction from everyone.”

Kick off at The Stafflex Arena on Sunday 12th March at 14:00. 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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