An update from the women's and girls' set-up and a preview for Sunday's game.
Brighton & Hove Albion women’s manager James Marrs says he will utilise the squad going into Sunday’s Premier League Cup quarter-final tie with Tottenham Hotspur.
Albion will play their second cup match in as many weeks, following their 2-1 win over Blackburn last Sunday, and Marrs is targeting a place in the final four of another competition.
He said, “Recent games between Tottenham and ourselves have always been competitive and I’m expecting Sunday to be no different.
“This weekend’s game is vital for us as it’s a chance to get one step closer to another cup final and there is no doubt that winning trophies breeds confidence.
“I’ll be taking the opportunity to mix up the team a bit, because a number of players have been struggling with injuries and it allows some of the younger ones to stake their claims for first-team football.
“We have a thriving centre of excellence and academy at this football club and I’m looking forward to fielding a few more of our younger players on Sunday.”
The game kicks off at 2pm and will take place at Brimsdown FC, Goldsdown Road, Enfield, EN3 7RP.
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AMELIA RITCHIE played the full 90 minutes in the opening group game of the Cyprus Cup for Wales against Finland on Wednesday. Jayne Ludlow’s side secured a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Kayleigh Green and Nadia Lawrence.
SOPHIE PERRY also played the full 90 minutes for the Republic of Ireland in a 2-0 defeat to Austria and a 1-1 draw with Italy in the group stages of the tournament.
Verena Aschauer and Nina Burger scored the goals to secure all three points for Austria, while Katie McCabe’s goal ensured Sue Ronan’s side claimed a share of the spoils against the Italians.
ALBION’S DEVELOPMENT SQUAD host Tottenham Hotspur in a league fixture at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on Sunday.
ALBION’S CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE under-11, under-13 and under-15 teams played Arsenal at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on Saturday.
Albion’s under-17s do not have a fixture this weekend, but played a friendly against an Albion in the Community team on Thursday.
ALBION WOMEN are also in action at Culver Road on Thursday 10th March in the Sussex Challenge Cup Final against Crawley Wasps, kick-off 7.15pm.
Admission is priced at £5 for adults, £3 for concessions (over-65s and students with a valid ID card) and FREE for children under-16.
The next home match is against Sporting Club Albion in an SSE Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie on Sunday 20th Match, kick-off 2pm, also at the Sussex County FA Headquarters at Culver Road, BN15 9AX.
Admission is priced at £3 for adults and is free for Albion season-tickets holders and under-16s.