Moors Ladies On The Road This Weekend

Moors Ladies make their longest trip of the season on Sunday when they travel to Hull United knowing anything other than victory could spell the end of their promotion hopes (2pm kick-off).

Last Sunday’s damaging 3-1 defeat at rivals South Shields wasn’t enough to knock Moors off top spot in the NERWFL Premier Division but it made things more difficult with the sides below all holding games in hand.

Billy Shackleton’s side have enjoyed another wonderful campaign though, and no matter what happens in their remaining two fixtures, the Moors boss is feeling proud of his players’ efforts.

“At the start of the season I said that we’d be happy with a boring mid-table finish after last year’s promotion,” he admitted.

“However, having had the season we’ve had, it will be a little disappointing not to go up again, which is an amazing way to feel really.

“Realistically, I am immensely proud of what the girls have done this year. We came up with no expectations really, so to even be in the conversation is fantastic.

“The season is far from over and our objective never changes – we want to win the two games we have remaining, and that focus starts on Sunday.”

Moors enjoyed a memorable afternoon when Hull visited The Brewery Field back in September when Alice Welch-Davison’s stunning late double snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in a 3-2 triumph.

Hull recovered from a sluggish start to the campaign to string together a good run of form and will be high on confidence following last weekend’s surprise 3-0 dismantling of title-contenders Wallsend.

Shackleton remains without the services of Coral Colledge and Meg Foster who are both injured, while there is a further blow with the news that Abi Kisby is unavailable on Sunday. Checks will also be made on the fitness of midfield duo Courtney Mole and Becca Drinkald ahead of kick-off.

“Hull gave us a really good game earlier this season,” added Shackleton.

“They were really organised, clinical in front of goal and really hard to break down. Overall, I think we probably just about deserved the three points that day but they’re a side who can punish you and we know they have a very talented goalkeeper.

“It can be tricky after a long journey, but the girls are becoming used to that now and have picked up some excellent away results this season, so hopefully we can do so again this weekend.”

Supporters are welcome to make the trip to support Moors Ladies this weekend with the game taking place at Haworth Park in Hull – keep an eye on social media for more information.

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