Moors Ladies will take centre-stage this weekend when they make the trip to take on second-placed Wallsend in the NERWFL Northern Division on Sunday (2pm kick-off).
Having been knocked out of the Durham County Cup last week against National League Norton & Stockton Ancients, fifth-placed Moors will be aiming to get back to business in the league as the look to close the gap on the teams above them.
Billy Shackleton’s side have been in outstanding form in the NERWFL having won five of their last six and will be keen to complete another double on Sunday having defeated Wallsend 3-0 at home in October.
However, that remains Wallsend’s only defeat of the current campaign so Moors will know they must be right at their best this weekend if they want to extend their unbeaten league run to seven games.
“Wallsend are at the top end of the table for good reason and even when we beat them earlier in the season you could tell that they were a solid team, so Sunday won’t be easy,” Shackleton admitted.
“Our home form has definitely been better than our away form, but we’ve not lost for a while on our travels and the pitch at Wallsend should suit the way we like to play so we have to take advantage of that.”
Shackleton will once again be able to call on Alex Saunders who returns to contention, while Julia McGovern continues to make good progress as she battles back from an ankle injury.
Sunday’s game kicks-off at 2pm and will be played at Kirkley Park in Wallsend (NE28 8SX) where admission is free for all supporters.