It’s that time of the week again Greenbacks fans!
It’s back to the OVAL for another afternoon of FA Womens’ National League Division 1 Midlands football on Sunday 8th March as Bedworth United host Leicester United. The Greenbacks Girls, now ten matches unbeaten in league competition, now lie second in the table, with 7 games still to play. Three points on Sunday will see Paddy Richards side take another step towards sealing the runners up spot behind runaway leaders Wolves.
An inform Greenbacks team will be raring to go after a hard fought victory at home to The New Saints last Sunday. A Kirsty Farnsworth double, one of which came just shy of the final whistle, cancelled out Saints’ striker Katie Doster’s equalising strike. The league table would indicate an easier afternoon for United, with Leicester 9th of the 12 teams competing, but Paddy is in no mood to underestimate the opposition. While chatting to Bedworth media man, Liam Cook, after the TNS win, Paddy said “Leicester are a good side. They will come with confidence and will offer many challenges.”. The gaffer will be without the services of captain Jodie McGuckin and her midfield partner Amanda Whalley, who both miss out with injury. Taking their place will be the returning Tiarna Gilkes and Hannah Jenkins, with the Greenbacks newest addition taking a spot on the bench. The identity of our latest signing will be revealed at the OVAL prior to kick off, and online following the final whistle who can’t make it on the day.
Leicester meanwhile have been enjoying a renaissance in recent weeks, with 2 wins and a draw in their previous 3 league matches, plus an agonisingly close 3-2 defeat to FAWNL Southern Premier outfit Loughborough Foxes in the County Cup. Keep an eye out for Chantelle Robinson, who is sure to put United’s backline under pressure, having hit the back of the net 15 times in 17 league and cup encounters.
Join us for an exciting afternoon at the OVAL on Sunday to witness this fixture first hand. Tickets just £3 and free entry for Under 16s. If you’re otherwise engaged, you can find live commentary of the game on our official YouTube channel with Greenbacks LIVE’s exclusive commentary from 1.55pm via the link below. Up The Greenbacks!
LIVE COMMENTARY – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVwMF_J69XY