Both teams recorded impressive victories on Sunday – an extremely youthful Development team came out on the right side of an 11 goal thriller, with the 1st team completing a comprehensive victory over Ossett Ladies.
The Development Team have now risen to the dizzy heights of second place in the North Riding Premier Division and the 1st team have moved into a close up 3rd position in the North East League with a game in hand over the teams above.
Encouraging aspects of the 1st
team performance have to be the number of chances we are creating at one end whilst at the other end, our defence, under the stewardship of Whitton, Salter, Jackson, Davies and Foyer, looks Scrooge like in the extreme, recording a third successive clean sheet.
The girls are now playing as a cohesive unit with bags of pace throughout the team, which is causing the opposition numerous problems, but the next few weeks will be season defining, with key league fixtures against Harrogate Railway Ladies and Altofts Ladies, who sit 1st
in the table at this moment in time.
Tinson, White and Hulme are consistently finding the back of the net, and our midfield of Pennock, Bowe, Rowland and Adams look positively irrepressible at this stage of the season, and a bench which includes Hesselden and Stephenson gives cause for confidence over the forthcoming crucial set of fixtures.
Prior to that the 1st
team have a WRCC fixture against Guiseley Vixens, who play in the Women’s Premier League Premier Division, some 3 divisions above Town – the girls are expected to give a good account of themselves against the toughest opposition they will have faced in their history.
As always, we would be grateful for any support you can give to encourage the team over the next crucial 4 weeks.
Key dates are as follows:
Harrogate Town AFC Ladies vs Guiseley Vixens Kick off 2pm CNG Stadium Sunday 19th November
Harrogate Town AFC Ladies vs Altofts Ladies Kick off 2pm CNG Stadium Sunday 26th November
Harrogate Town Ladies vs Harrogate Railway Kick off 2pm CNG Stadium Sunday 10th December
Look forward to seeing you at the games.