Ladies Team Prepare For Promotion Rivals

Moors Ladies will be aiming to extend their astonishing unbeaten run to 12 games on Sunday when they make the trip to face Washington in NERWFL North (2pm kick-off).

It’s been an outstanding campaign so far for Billy Shackleton’s side who have not tased defeat in the league since October and have played themselves right into the promotion picture.

However, fourth-placed Moors face one of their stiffest tests so far this weekend when they take on a Washington side who sit four points in front of them in second spot.

The points were shared in a 1-1 draw when the sides met at Houghall earlier in the season and it seems likely that Sunday’s tussle will be an equally competitive affair.

Moors have huge confidence ahead of the trip though, running out 8-0 winners over Guisborough Town last time out before the frustration of last weekend’s postponement of the game at Thornaby.

“Sunday is a great opportunity for us to make progress in the league,” said Shackleton.

“We know Washington are a good team; they have some dangerous players and, whilst I felt we dealt with them well in the home game, their ability in front of goal was very clear.”

Moors, who have three games in hand on this weekend’s opponents, go into the game in good health with no new injury concerns to trouble Shackleton.

“Games in hand are on thing, but I would rather have the points,” he added.

“The games in hand will give us a good opportunity and, as far as we’re concerned, we’re still in the driving seat – but that will mean nothing if we don’t capitalise on them.”

Sunday’s game is a 2pm kick-off and takes place at Northern Area Playing Fields in Washington on the Stadium Pitch where admission is £1 for adults and kids can go free.

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