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Match preview: Nottingham Forest vs Huddersfield Town

19 September 2019

Nottingham Forest host Huddersfield Town at Eastwood CFC on Sunday afternoon as The Reds look to avenge their previous loss to the side earlier in the season.

Forest face the Yorkshire side in the FA Women’s National League but they have already suffered a loss to The Terriers only four weeks ago in the league cup. After leading the game 3-1 going into half-time Huddersfield game out the better side in the second-half and snatched a late 4-3 win.

Despite suffering the loss at the start of the season Forest bounced back positively and have picked up back to back wins in their last two fixtures. Their most recent win came two weeks ago when The Reds secured bragging rights over East Midlands rivals, Derby County. It was a day to remember at Pride Park for Forest as an 83rd minute header from Precious Hamilton ensured it was a derby day delight for the red side of the East Midlands as Forest walked away with a 0-1 victory.

Huddersfield come into the game off the back of a loss to Sunderland last Sunday. The Terriers took the lead heading into the break through a single goal from Ellie White. But Sunderland dominated the second half as they stormed to a 4-1 win. This was Huddersfield’s first loss of the season and the side will be searching to bounce back positively against The Reds at the weekend. 

Huddersfield currently sit second in the league table, four points above Forest but have played an extra league fixture. With only four points separating second and eighth in the league standings a win on Sunday could potentially pull The Reds closer to challenging the top three.

Lucy Sowerby bagged herself a hat-trick against Forest in the earlier cup tie and will be a key player for The Terriers on Sunday. Sowerby has since added four more goals so her growing season tally and will be aiming to cause more chaos in the box as she will be searching to hit double figures in the goal scoring chart.

She’ll have to try and break down a Forest backline that has improved since the last time her and her side faced The Reds. Forest’s back four has impressed in the most recent two fixtures and have registered two back to back clean sheets. After keeping high scoring Derby at bay in their last game they’ll be searching to ensure they concede no further goals on Sunday.

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