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08 March 2020 Venue Stafflex Arena Attendance

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Huddersfield Town
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Nottingham Forest

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Match preview: Huddersfield Town vs Nottingham Forest

5 March 2020

Nottingham Forest travel to face Huddersfield Town on Sunday afternoon as they aim to collect their sixth consecutive league win.

The Reds haven’t suffered a league loss since September and put two past The Terriers to pick up a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September. Precious Hamilton netted two first-half penalty kicks to put Forest in control and the side remained strong to collect all three points despite Huddersfield clawing a consolation goal back.
 
Three places currently separate the two sides in the league standings with The Reds occupying third place and The Terries sitting in sixth. Seven points is the bridge between the two teams with Forest having picked up eight victories this season and Huddersfield only five.
 
Forest’s last 90 minutes of league action come two weeks ago when they sealed a 2-1 win over Fylde with only seconds to go. Bex Rayner had netted the opening goal early on in the first-half but Fylde drew themselves level and the points were set to be shared but Helena Constantinou came off the bench to net a 93rd minute winner and steal all three points. 
 
The Terrier’s last league outing also came two weeks ago when they settled for a 1-1 draw away to Stoke City. Kate Mallin put Huddersfield ahead on the 25th minute but Ella Pemberton found the back of the net for The Potters 17 minutes from time to ensure the spoils were shared.
 
Lucy Sowerby has been a key player for side throughout the course of the season as she has been hot amongst the goals. The forward has netted 18 goals in 18 appearances across all competitions this season and was the player in blue and white to score against The Reds back in September.
 
Precious Hamilton will be looking to add to her impressive goal tally against Huddersfield on Sunday as The Reds’ striker has netted four goals against the side in two games this season. Both sides met in the opening game of the season back in August in the FA Women’s National League Cup where despite Forest taking the lead twice Huddersfield ran out as 4-3 winners. Hamilton netted two goals during that game and two more a month later when Forest inflicted revenge in the league and will be hoping to score more on Sunday.

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Match Reports

Huddersfield 1-1 Forest

9 March 2020

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Nottingham Forest came from behind to settle for their first draw of the season on Sunday afternoon as they drew 1-1 on the road with Huddersfield Town.

Precious Hamilton netted her fifth goal of the season against The Terriers on the 71st minute as she salvaged a point for her side after Lucy Sowerby had put the hosts ahead after only two minutes.
 
Andy Cook made two changes to his side that last took to the field two weeks ago in a 2-1 victory over Fylde as he brought Bolu Fisher and Precious Hamilton back into his starting 11.
 
It was the worst possible start to the afternoon for The Reds as they found themselves behind after only 90 seconds. Sowerby curled an impressive shot from the corner of the box that soared over Aja Aguirre’s head in goal and nestled itself underneath the crossbar.
 
Forest looked to bounce back instantly and began piling the pressure on Huddersfield and Sophie Tudor came close to netting her first in Garibaldi. A well-weighted pass found Tudor in the box but her drilled effort was saved by the ‘keeper.
 
Hamilton was next to go agonisingly close for The Reds as she got on the end of a delightful flicked pass from Bex Rayner but her effort flew marginally wide of the target.
 
Annabel McKechnie should’ve drawn Forest level just before the break after she broke free on goal from a well-timed pass from Tudor but the forward saw her shot soar over the target.
 
The Reds came out full guns blazing in the second-half as they went searching for their goal from the re-start whistle. McKechnie saw a shot within the opening few seconds come bouncing back off the goal post before Rayner then placed a shot just wide of the goal.
 
Liv Cook then found herself in front goal as she got on the end of a cross from Rayner but with her back to goal Cook could only awkwardly divert the ball goal-wards which was collected with ease by the ‘keeper.
 
The Reds got the goal they had been searching for on the 71st minute as Hamilton bagged her 23rd goal of the season. Rayner floated a terrific free-kick into the danger zone that Lyndsey Harkin rose the highest to meet but her headed effort came crashing back of the cross bar but Hamilton was on hand to bury the ball home.
 
After drawing level Forest then began the hunt for all three points and substitute Helena Constantinou teed up a shot from distance but her effort lacked any real power and was bundled up by the ‘keeper. 
 
Cook had a golden opportunity to steal all three points on the 90th minute after a teasing cross came flying into the Huddersfield box but the ‘keeper impressively kept out Cook’s close-range shot.
 
Despite a much improved second-half performance Forest were forced to settle for a draw as the side extended their unbeaten league run to six games.
 
Forest: Aguirre, Hewitt, Harkin (c), Cook, Naylor, Walton, Tudor, Rayner, Mckechnie (Moncaster 68’), Fisher (Constantinou 77’), Hamilton
 
Unused subs: Davies, Middleton
 
Goal: Hamilton 71’
 
Bookings: Hewitt 75’, Walton 78’, Hamilton 90'

Huddersfield: Joyce, Mallin (Stanfield 83’), Abbott, Evans (c), Sowerby, Marshall, Stevens (Elford 62’), Ibbotson, Newsham, White, Smith (Danby 62’)

Unused subs: Legge, Sanderson

Goal: Sowerby 2’

Bookings: White 36’, Evans 50’

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