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Match preview: Derby County Ladies vs Nottingham Forest Ladies

6 September 2018

The East Midlands derby takes place on Sunday afternoon as Nottingham Forest travel to Pride Park looking to extend their unbeaten run across all competitions to four matches.

The rivalry is as strong as it in the men’s game and with both sides sitting joint-third in the FA Women’s National League North table the match takes place with even higher stakes.
 
Both of the league matches between the sides last season ended in victory for the home team and this time around The Reds will be hoping to avenge their defeat in last season's corresponding fixture.
 
Forest have started their league campaign strongly, scoring three goals and conceding none. They opened the season in style by beating Bradford City 3-0, with the goals coming from Charlie Griffin, Amy Dicken and Georgia Hewitt before they earned a hard-fought away point against experienced side Fylde.
 
The Reds then advanced into the FAWNL Cup with an impressive 3-0 win over The New Saints Ladies last Sunday as RTC graduate Katie Middleton secured the win with a terrific hat-trick.
 
This Sunday will also create history as it will be the first time an East Midlands derby between the women’s teams has been played at Pride Park and The Reds will be looking to take the East Midlands bragging rights whilst also maintaining their impressive start to the season.
 
Forest Ladies first-team manager Graham Abercrombie is looking forward to the first East Midlands derby of the season and to seeing how his players cope with the occasion.
 
He said: "The derby game is always an exciting affair and this one is no different, other than the added bonus of playing it at Pride Park. As committed as everyone is from both teams to winning the game, there is a mutual respect between both clubs.
 
"We will do our utmost to produce true Nottingham Forest football that has served us so well already this season and that the supporters love. Our team is growing by the minute and I'm really looking forward to seeing the outcomes of a very first ‘derby' match for many of our young players."
 
Tickets: £3 for adults, £2 for Under 16s can be bought at the ticket office on the day.
 
These can also be brought online in advance by visiting https://www.dcfc.co.uk/toptix/en-gb/categories/home.
 
Kick-off: 2pm
 
Address: Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8XL
 
Parking: Parking at the ground will be available for spectators but please do not use the parking outside the Soccerdome as parking enforcement is in place and you may get a fine.

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