The Leeds United Ladies are back in action today as they travel to Tyneside to take on Newcastle United Womens FC. Both teams will be looking to get a good run of form going after some disappointing results, and this afternoon’s match is a perfect chance for both teams to get another win on the season. Leeds sit 10th in the table and Newcastle sit 9th in the table, so both teams are looking for a win that could help launch them up the table and get them some momentum going forward.
Newcastle host Leeds at 14.00 at Newcastle University.
Newcastle United Women were relaunched this summer, with the club aligning with the Newcastle United Foundation. Much like Leeds United, the women’s team was left a bit out in the cold before, but are now looking to improve the opportunities for women and girls to play football in the Newcastle area and in the North East in general.
Newcastle United Womens FC have played four matches so far this season, winning one and losing three matches. Their lone win came against Mossley Hill Athletic Ladies earlier this month, as they won 1-2 on the road. Like Leeds, they lost in the first round of the Cup, losing 3-0 to Huddersfield Town Ladies.
Newcastle has a balanced attack, with seven different scorers: Jade Anderson, Beth Gardener, Siobhan Jones, Annece Legg, Stephanie Lyons, Megan McKenzie, and Stephanie Ord.
The coaches and the opposition were in agreement that the Player of the match should be awarded to Kez Huegett. Congratulations Kez pic.twitter.com/Co206WzSXb— Leeds United Ladies (@LeedsUtdLadies) September 18, 2017
Leeds United Ladies lost a heart-breaker to Barnsley FC Ladies last Sunday, 3-4 and a dropped a 5-1 decision to Hull City Ladies during the mid-week. Leeds have won once so far this season, the match at Elland Road where they beat Chester Le Street Town Ladies 1-0 behind a goal from Liuli Dyson. While the results haven’t always gone their way, the support from the Leeds fans have been outstanding, as the Leeds United Ladies have had some of the largest attendances so far in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division 1.
If you’re planning to go, the match will be played at Cochrane Park. For more information, contact either Newcastle United Women’s FC on Twitter or Facebook or Leeds United Ladies on Twitter or on Facebook.