Sheffield FC Ladies
Watford Ladies FC
Sun 15 April 2018
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Match Preview: Sheffield FC Ladies v Watford
Hornets in action this weekend and will look to build on encouraging display in previous game.
It’s another away game for Watford FC Ladies this weekend as the Golden Girls travel to Dronfield to take on Sheffield FC.
Watford were last in action on March 31st and impressed despite falling to defeat against league leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles.
With eight matches remaining in the season, there’s still plenty of opportunities to pick up points and to build on that performance, starting this weekend.
A look at the opposition
League position: 8th
FA Women’s Cup: Fourth Round
Continental Tyres Cup: Third in Group One North
Last Five: LLLWL
Sheffield FC started the season strongly with two wins in their first three games, however they’ve struggled to get points on the board in recent months.
One area that’s been a concern has been the defensive side, with not a single clean sheet kept all season. Narrow defeats have also been a regular occurance recently, with five one goal defeats in their last eight games.
They were also on the right side of a slim margin of victory during that spell though, winning a seven-goal thriller against Tottenham Hotspur back in January.
Melissa Johnson netted a hat-trick that day and has impressed this season, scoring ten goals in all competitions.
Last time we met
The Hornets came out on top in the previous meeting, winning 2-0 at Kings Langley in the Spring Series.
Watford were out of the blocks quickly and took the lead after just four minutes thanks to Merrick Will’s strike.
It took longer than the length of some games for the crucial second goal to arrive, as Rinsola Babajide put matters beyond doubt in the 100th minute of the match.
Team: Fletcher, Poole, Nuttall, Neal, McKeag (Charles, 66), Maple (Petkova, 79), Babajide, Will, Puddefoot, Kerr, Cudone (Albert, 90+2)
Sheffield FC Ladies v Watford FC Ladies
Sunday 15th April, 3pm
Coach and Horses Ground
£5 Adults, £2 Concessions
(Photo by AW Images)
Home of Football
Travelling by car:
From the north
Take M1 to J33 then exit onto A630 towards Sheffield. Take exit for Sheffield Ring Road (A6102) and follow to third roundabout, taking first exit onto A61 towards Chesterfield. At next roundabout, take second exit onto Sheffield Road B6057(to the left of the Bowshaw Inn). After 0.6 miles, ground is on right hand side. Turn right at traffic lights, and ground car park is immediately on right.
From the south
Take M1 to J29 then take second exit off roundabout onto A617 towards Chesterfield. After 5 miles, take fourth exit at roundabout onto A61 then head through Chesterfield staying on A61 going straight over two roundabouts. After 7 miles, at third roundabout, take third exit onto Sheffield Road B6057. After 0.6 miles, ground is on right hand side. Turn right at the traffic lights, and ground car park is immediately on right.
There is a car park with space for about 65 cars. A car park steward will show you where to park your vehicle. If there is no car parking at the ground, there is plenty of parking available off Wreakes Lane, and on-street parking available a short walk away from the stadium.
Disabled parking facilities
There are a limited number of parking spaces for disabled supporters near the turnstiles, within the car park of the Coach & Horses pub (entrance on your right just before the traffic lights on Sheffield Road). If you need assistance, please make this known to a member of the turnstile staff and we will give all the assistance you need.
Please note that all vehicles and bikes (and any property left in or with them) on Club property are left at owner’s risk.
Travelling by Public Transport
The nearest train station is Dronfield (DRO). This is a 15 minute walk from the ground, along the main Sheffield Road. The station is served by Northern Rail with services operating between Nottingham and Leeds and direct connection to Chesterfield and Sheffield.
From Sheffield, buses 43, 43A, 44 and 44A operate between Sheffield and Chesterfield. There are sheltered bus stops immediately outside the ground on Sheffield Road. You can get an up to date timetable at: