Brighton & Hove Albion women return to Culver Road when they host C&K Basildon on Sunday at the Sussex County FA Headquarters, Culver Road, Lancing, kick-off 2pm.
The Seagulls go into the game following a 4-0 win over Plymouth and manager James Marrs is delighted that the team have managed to extend their run of clean sheets to six games.
He said, “We were really pleased with the win at Plymouth. We controlled the game and scored some goals, so there was nothing to complain about.
“The clean sheets are becoming a regular occurrence and the team are getting very competitive about it.
“Plymouth had one shot on target against us and there has probably only been three shots on target against us in the last three games. That's really pleasing.”
Marrs then looked ahead to the Basildon match on Sunday and is wary of the threat from the Essex club.
“C&K Basildon have just been promoted and they have Steve Tilson as their manager, so we know what they will be about and we expect another hard game.”
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ALBION (probable squad): Baker (GK), Boswell, C Cooper, D Cooper, Ashton-Jones, Somes, Barton, Blackie, Young, Leitch, Rowe, Natkiel, Taylor, Stenning, Baker-Carroll.
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SOPHIE PERRY is currently away with the Republic of Ireland women’s squad ahead of their opening Euro 2017 qualifier against Finland in Dublin on Monday, kick-off 7.30pm.
Ireland are third seeds behind Spain and Finland, with the group winners qualifying automatically for the Euro 2017 finals in Holland.
The six best runners-up from the eight groups will also qualify automatically, leaving the other two runners-up to face each other in a play-off for the final qualifying place.
HOLLIE OLDING has continued her success on the international scene after being called up to the England under-17 squad for their upcoming European championship qualifiers against Croatia, Estonia and Poland.
The Lionesses play their first game at home to Croatia on Wednesday 30th September before playing in Estonia on Friday 3rd October and Poland on Monday 5th October.
Centre of excellence under-17 players Amelia Ritchie and Bronwen Thomas have been selected for a Wales under-17 training camp taking place in Cardiff between 28th and 30th September.
THE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD secured their first win of the season on Sunday after beating Charlton Athletic 1-0 at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, thanks to Paige Baker-Carroll’s 35th-minute strike.
Amy Merricks’s side are now looking forward to a Sussex derby with Lewes at the Dripping Pan on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.
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THE FIRST TEAM will travel to Portsmouth in the Premier League Cup Preliminary Round on Sunday 27th September, kick-off 2pm.
The winners of the tie will face Queens Park Rangers the following Sunday 4th October.
The development squad will make the short journey to Chichester in the Premier League Reserve Cup on Sunday 27th September.
THE FIRST-TEAM’S next away match is against Lewes at the Dripping Pan next Wednesday 23rd September, kick-off 7.45pm.
It will be the second game between the sides in the space of two weeks, as goals from Charlotte Gurr and Amy Taylor ensured Albion claimed a 2-0 win over the Rookettes at Culver Road on 9th September.
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