District’s women eye place in final
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 20 March 2013
FOOTBALL: A PLACE in the final of the Northumberland FA Women’s Cup is up for grabs for one of the district’s female football teams.
And, more than that, Prudhoe Town Women and Tynedale Ladies will be playing for local pride when the rivals go head-to-head in the semi-finals tie next Sunday.
With Newcastle United Reserves or Whitley Bay awaiting in the final, the enormity of the final four fixture has not been lost on both sides.
Hosts Prudhoe are the rank outsiders in the competition, the only representatives from the Northumberland County Women’s Football League remaining.
Yet they will not allow their status as the lowest ranked team put them off, as they are determined to make the final.
Manager Nigel Foster said: “It is a big game for both sides but we will just take it in our strides and treat it as any other game.
“At the end of the day, we are the underdogs of all four teams but the girls are all psyched for the game.
“Prudhoe are having their best season ever; we are in the semi-finals of the county cup and the league cup and are also lying handsomely in the league with games in hand, and we are hopeful of doing well in all three.”
Tynedale assistant manager Ashley Lambert said that they were raring to go ahead of the semi-finals tie and acknowledged the significance of the game.
Tyne play one league higher than their opponents and are enjoying a decent season playing in the North East Regional Womens Football League.
They will approach the Tyne Valley derby in confident mood but will certainly not underestimate their hosts. Next Sunday’s tie will take place at Prudhoe Town’s Kimberly Park at 2pm, and it is hoped local people will get along to show their support to the girls’ game.
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