Nottingham Forest welcome Sheffield FC to Eastwood Community Football Club this evening as they face the Yorkshire side for a clash underneath the lights.
It will be The Reds’ second consecutive home game after they beat Derby County 2-0 at the weekend in-front of a bumper crowd. Charlotte Steggles and Rosie Axten netted Forest’s two goals as they got off the mark for the season. It was the side’s first win of the season after their 2-2 opening day draw away to West Bromwich Albion the week before. Forest will be looking to build on the win this evening with another three points and pull themselves closer to the top of the league table.
Sheffield FC come into tonight’s fixture with all focus on collecting their first points of the season as they currently sit bottom of the league standings after a difficult start to the campaign. The World’s First suffered defeats at the hands of Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in their first two outings of the season but will be looking to prove a point this evening against The Reds with all hope on registering their first win.
This evening’s game is a case of déjà vu for the two sides after they also met last season in the third game of the 2019/20 campaign, under the Eastwood lights. Forest will be hoping for a similar score-line as they stormed to a 5-0 victory in the previous fixture. Bex Rayner bagged her first goal for the club that night as she found the back of the net in spectacular fashion from outside the area and the tricky forward will be hoping to get her first of the season again this evening.
It’s the return of some familiar faces this evening as previous Forest manager Graham Abercrombie returns but this time taking charge in the away dug-out. Previous Reds, Sammy Conroy, Charlie Griffin, Izzy Sullivan and Ashleigh Edwards will also be facing up against their old team-mates as they now currently don the Sheffield colours.
A win this evening will see The Reds draw level with Fylde at the top of the league table as a competitive FA Women’s National League season continues.