Loughborough Lighting vs Hull City Ladies
On Saturday afternoon, Simon Bromwich caught up with Alex Robinson the Hull City Ladies Media and Communications Officer ahead of the new season. Alex spoke about pre-season, charity events and hopes for the new campaign. Listen again below.
Hull City Ladies travel to Loughborough Lightning in the first game of the FA Women’s National League.
The Tigresses are hoping to secure the three vital points against the newly formed Lighting side who have partnered up with Loughborough Foxes.
Away supporters are allowed, so come and cheer Hull City Ladies as they look to get their season off to a flyer.
Hull City Ladies played four games in pre-season. Winning three and losing two.
Hull City Ladies were beaten in the first game of pre-season against Chorley. Chorley recorded a 5-1 victory against Hull City Ladies, with the Tigresses fielding 8 16-year-olds! Despite the defeat, the Tigresses got a great 1st run out since 105 days ago, at North Cave.
The next fixture was Bradford at home, the Tigresses scored two goals in the second half thanks from Anna Bowman & Jen Randall but Bradford came away with a 2-4 win. It was a great effort from a young Tigresses side who all held their own against Bradford.
The Tigresses earned a 5-2 victory over Lincoln City Reserves in the next pre-season fixture as first-half goals from Liberty Bott & braces from Rachael Ackroyd & Emily Smith was enough to secure the win!
Last week, Hull City Ladies beat Hull City Veterans, 3-1, in the Donna Nickolay Charity Event. It was a fantastic day that created a further legacy for Donna Nickolay, raised money for good causes & spread awareness around mental health. The day was very successful & managed to raise just short of £5,000.
The last outing between the two sides was Sunday 12th January 2020 as Loughborough clinched a 3-2 victory. Helen Lynksey and Katie Thompson scored the Tigresses goal but goals from Tiana Hicks and a brace from Rebecca Knight secured three points for the Foxes.
One To Watch:
This season the Tigresses made 10 new signings bringing in an array of young talent to bolster the squad. Caroline Killkenny, Hannah Langford, Libby Gray, Olivia Sellars, Jamey Brewster, Emily Driscoll, Anna Bowman, Abigial Hastie, Ruby Dawson, Amy Marras, Lois Damms and Olivia Dale all signed this year for the Tigresses. They have retained a host of experienced key players in Emily Smith, Liberty Bott, Ellice Jackman, Katie Thompson and Ellie Tanser who has been promoted to captain after the departure of long-standing captain Jo Symington.
Liberty Bott and Emily Smith will be the ones to watch Sunday as they hope to continue on their good form in pre-season.
Abi Wallace 1, Eden Pederson 2, Caroline Killkenny 3, Hannah Langford 4, Ellice Jackman 5, Tillie Oxley 6, Liberty Bott 7, Ellie Tanser 8, Katie Thompson 9, Rachael Ackroyd 10, Rebecca Beech 11, Emily Smith 11, Sharla Cone 13, Suey Smith 15, Molly Lawtey 16, Mary Lisle 17, Aaliyah Allen 18, Bethany Padget 19, Abbey Frederiksen 20, Olivia Dale 21, Holly Johnson-Collier 23, Kazia Walby 24, Olivia Sellers 25, Libby Gray 26, Maddie Blundell 27, Amy Marras 28, Lois Damms 29, Jennifer Randall 30, Faith Martin 31, Ruby Dawson 32, Lucy McIntosh 33, Tess Kirven 34, Abigial Hastie 35, Anna Bowman 36, Jess Feehan 37, Meg Cooke 40, Chloe Chan 41, Emily Driscoll 44, Jamey Brewster 45
Date: Sunday 15th August, 2 PM KO
Ground: Loughborough University Stadium, Loughborough