Thornaby Test Next For Moors Ladies

Moors Ladies continue their drive for promotion this Sunday when they make the trip to face Thornaby in the NERWFL Northern Division (2pm kick-off).

It will be the first time that Moors have come up against Thornaby this season following a postponement earlier in the campaign and it’s another important fixture in their challenge for the title.

Billy Shackleton’s side extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games last weekend with a hard-fought win over promotion rivals Hartlepool United at The Brewery Field to move second in the table.

Now they’re bidding to maintain that momentum on the road this weekend against ninth-placed Thornaby as they look to chase down leaders Wallsend Reserves and set-up a thrilling climax to the season.

Coral Colledge and Julia McGovern are both unavailable, but Moors have been boosted with the news that top scorer Autumn Colledge – who was forced off with a facial injury after scoring the winner against Pools –  has been declared fit to play.

“I think people sometimes put too much emphasis on individual players but, of course, we want to have our top scorer on the field,” Shackleton admitted.

“We have quality in other areas too though, with Lily Jackson seeming to score practically every week now at the age of just 16 so we’ve got depth in the squad and we’re confident going into any game with the squad we have.

“The defence has been magnificent for us and we’ve now kept two clean sheets in three too, so we’re approaching games with real confidence right now.”

The game kicks-off at 2pm and takes place at Teesdale Park where admission is £3 for adults and £1 for children so make sure you head along and support Moors Ladies this Sunday if you can.

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