A weekly Brighton & Hove Albion women round-up.
Brighton & Hove Albion women manager James Marrs is refusing to take Chichester lightly going into the Sussex Challenge Cup semi-final at Culver Road on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.
The Seagulls have already beaten their Sussex rivals 6-0 in a Premier League Cup tie back in November and remain in excellent form having recorded a 10-0 win over Women’s Super League Two (WSL 2) Oxford last Sunday, but Marrs is refusing to get carried away.
He told seagulls.co.uk, “Our feet are firmly on the ground after the match against Oxford. The good run we have been on could cause us to become complacent, but we will be well prepared and ready for whatever they have got.
“Having already played Chichester this season, we know what they’re about and they know our qualities too.
“We’ll have to change it up a bit to keep them guessing but with the way our form is at the moment, I don’t think any team will be looking forward to playing us."
Albion (probable squad): Faye Baker, Nina Wilson, Vicky Ashton-Jones, Catherine Cooper, Emily Baker, Deanna Cooper, Amelia Ritchie, Jay Blackie, Kirsty Barton, Charlotte Young, Lucy Somes, Charley Boswell, Sophie Perry, Kate Natkiel, Amy Taylor, Charlotte Gurr.
The match takes place at the Sussex County FA Headquarters at Culver Road, BN15 9AX this Sunday (14th February). Admission is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for Albion season-tickets holders and under-16s.
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ALBION'S DEVELOPMENT SQUAD recorded an emphatic 4-0 win over rivals Crystal Palace last Sunday.
A brace from Kim Stenning and a goal each from Jade Widdows and Megan Fox secured all three points for Amy Merricks’s side.
This Sunday, the team hosts Portsmouth at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre and will be hoping to secure a ninth consecutive victory to maintain their place at the top of the table.
Merricks said, “Pompey will be a very tough game. We want to keep the clean sheets and wins going. Most importantly, we want to keep up our performances and league position and we’re very much looking forward to playing at home again.”
ALBION'S ACADEMY SIDE, in conjunction with Worthing College, beat Barking Abbey 3-0 in the National Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Danielle Rowe, Valentine Pursey and Hayley Bridge were the goalscorers
ALBION WOMEN’S next home game after Chichester is against Blackburn Rovers in an SSE Women’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Culver Road on Sunday 28th February, kick-off 2pm. Admission is priced at £3 for adults and £1 for Albion season-tickets holders and under-16s.