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Consett Ladies aim to put pressure on the league leaders by winning on their travels

Consett Ladies AFC are back in league action on Sunday as they travel to Darlington Spraire Ladies following a week off due to the weather.

The Steelers are in good form going into the game, being the one of only two teams left unbeaten in the league, with Darlington Spraire going through a rough patch of form, with only win in their last five games. 

The Steelers are currently three points ahead of their opponents, who are 3rd, but have five games in hand, and manager Matt Gatiss knows that a win is needed on Sunday to keep the pressure on league leaders Sunderland AFC Women U23s.

“The longer away days in the league are always tough games, but we hope to go down and impose our style of play to bring the three points back to Belle View,” he said.

“At this point in the season the games are going to come thick and fast, and the quality in this league means that we need to be on top of our game every week.” 

The Steelers have a couple of players away this weekend, so there will be opportunities for other players to step up to the mark in a season where the full squad will be needed! 

Kick off on Sunday is 2pm at Hummersknott Academy (DL3 8AR), with free admission. 

Elsewhere in the league:

Boldon Ladies vs Birtley Town Ladies

Chester-le-Street United Reserves vs Gateshead Leam Rangers

Darlington FC vs Chester-le-Street Amazons

Sunderland U23 Ladies vs Horden CW Women

Gary Welford