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WOMEN'S QPR PREVIEW AND ROUND-UP

4 September 2015




Brighton & Hove Albion women make their return to Culver Road on Sunday when they host Queens Park Rangers in a 2pm kick-off.



Albion women manager, James Marrs, is welcoming a return to the Sussex County FA Headquarters on the new artificial pitch and is eager to continue his side’s unbeaten start to the season.
 
He told seagulls.co.uk, “We’re back at Culver Road and we’re looking forward to getting back out onto that pitch.
 
“We’ve had a really good time at the training ground and I think we’ve only lost once in all the home games we’ve played there. Culver Road is a second home for us and it’s nice that we’re able to play at different grounds.
 
“I’m really looking forward to the weekend and we want to continue our business after a good start.
 
“QPR are a lot stronger this year and even though they’ve been beaten a couple of times, they’ve been tight affairs.
 
“They’ve got a couple of new forwards in Jo Wilson and Cherrelle Albert, so I know about them and they’re players who will score goals. They will be a bit of a different proposition this year and will be looking to take points off the bigger teams in the league.”
 
Probable Squad: Faye Baker (GK), Molly Towers (GK), Deanna Cooper, Vicky Ashton-Jones, Catherine Cooper, Danielle Rowe, Sophie Perry, Phoebe Leitch, Charlotte Markham, Annie Rolf, Charlotte Young, Kirsty Barton, Jay Blackie (captain), Charlotte Gurr, Lucy Somes, Amy Taylor, Paige Baker-Carroll, Megan Fox.
 
Entry on the gate for Sunday’s game is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for under-16s and OAPs.
 


ALBION WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT SQUAD also take on Queens Park Rangers in their first game of the season at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on Sunday, kick-off 2.30pm.
 
It is the first competitive game in charge of the side for Amy Merricks, who took over from Ed Stimpson as development squad coach in the summer.
 
Albion’s reserve side will take on their local rivals Chichester and Lewes, as well as the likes Crystal Palace, Portsmouth, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur over the course of the season.

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ALBION’S GIRLS’ CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE teams will take on Hampshire at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on Saturday afternoon.
 
The under-11, under-13, under-15 and under-17 teams are all in action, with Hollie Olding and Natalie Taylor both returning from international duty to play for the under-17s.



GOALKEEPER FAYE BAKER and team captain Jay Blackie have set up and will run the women’s official Facebook and Instagram feeds, which features the latest news and images from the club.

Click here to follow the instagram account and here to like new Facebook account.  



ALBION WOMEN’S FIRST TEAM are next in action at Culver Road again next Wednesday when they host local rivals Lewes in a league match at the Sussex County FA Headquarters, kick-off 7.30pm.
 
Entry on the gate is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for under-16s and OAPs.
 
For coverage of Sunday's fixture, follow@officialbhawfcfor live match updates, visit seagulls.co.uk for post-match coverage and the club’sofficial YouTube channelfor match highlights.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V HULL CITY 

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V ROTHERHAM UNITED 

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 7.45PM



ALBION V CARDIFF CITY

SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER, KICK-OFF 3PM



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