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Reds target a spot in FA Cup fourth round

2 January 2020

A place in the fourth round of The Women's FA Cup is the prize for the winners on Sunday as Nottingham Forest travel to Burnley (kick-off 1pm).

Andy Cook's side head into the cup clash after a month away from the pitch but they will be in high spirits following an excellent run of form before Christmas and have a place in the fourth round of the competition as their aim.

Forest’s last run-out came in the second week of December as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Women’s National League Plate with a 3-0 victory over Leeds United in front of a strong home crowd thanks to goals from Laura Dexter and Precious Hamilton (2).

Sunday's game is the second meeting of the season between these two sides following Forest's 1-0 victory in the league fixture in November. Hamilton's late goal was enough to secure all three points in Lancashire and contribute to The Reds' run of eight consecutive wins and also condemned Burnley to their first league loss of the campaign.

Burnley’s last fixture also came a month ago when they picked up a 2-1 win over struggling Hull City. The Clarets saw themselves go behind in the first half but Sarah Greenhalgh struck twice to ensure they maintained their second spot in the league heading into the new year.

Greenhalgh proved she’s a key player for the side against Hull as she rescued the win for the side and she sits top of the club’s goalscoring chart with 12 across all competitions. Evie Priestley is just behind the striker with 10 to her name this campaign and both will be looking get their names on the scoresheet come Sunday.

Forest’s Precious Hamilton will be hoping to continue her form in 2020 and add to her tally of 22 goals this season, so far. Averaging 1.7 goals a game Hamilton will prove to be a handful for The Clarets back four on Sunday afternoon.

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