Ladies Turn Attentions To County Cup

Moors Ladies turn their focus back to the Durham County Cup on Sunday when they travel to Boldon in the First Round proper of the competition (1.30pm kick-off).

Billy Shackleton’s side will approach the tie in high spirits having gone over a month without defeat and will be hoping they can take their league form into the cup.

Boldon play their football in a lower division than Moors but Shackleton has insisted there will be no complacency in the camp as they look to build on last weekend’s impressive win at Guisborough Town.

“It was good to get our first away of the season under our belts and we want to really kick-on now,” he told us.

Shackleton has had to contend with a number of injury issues during the opening months of the campaign, but he is happy with the strength in depth and is confident that those coming into the team can do themselves justice.

“It’s no secret we’ve been unlucky with injuries this season,” he admitted.

“In just over a month, three key players have gone down long-term but that represents a good chance to see that some players who haven’t featured as much can go, whilst giving a few girls a bit of rest.

“We’ve got over 20 players signed here now, and each one is good enough to be starting games but unfortunately the run we have been on has meant it’s been hard for some to get into the team.”

Julia McGovern, Monika Kisicka and Drew Seymour remain sidelined through injury this weekend, while skipper Coral Colledge is also unavailable to face Boldon.

Sunday’s game is a 1.30pm kick-off and the venue is Perth Green on Inverness Road in Jarrow (NE32 4AQ).

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