Preview: Hull City Ladies vs Leeds United Women

A look ahead to Sunday's league match.


Leeds United Women are on the road for the third consecutive game this Sunday as they make the trip to Humberside to take on Hull City Women.

Both sides have made a strong start to the FAWNL Season, both sitting on 13 points level with leaders Barnsley who are top on goal difference.

The Tigresses do have a game in hand on Leeds however, so this is already an important game in the battle at the top, despite us only being in the early stages of the season.

Supporter Information

The game kicks-off at 2pm at Barton Town’s Easy Buy Stadium, DN18 5RL.

For supporters wishing to attend, tickets are still available via the link below.


For supporters unable to attend, you can follow the action with updates right here on leedsunited.com, with highlights available on LUTV post-match.

Team news

Goalkeeper Carrie Simpson was fit enough only for the bench against Peterborough as she nears a return from a knee injury. Leeds are still without Abbie Brown, Paige Williams and Macy Ellis.

Last time out

The Whites returned to winning ways last Sunday, advancing in the FAWNL Cup with a 2-0 win over Peterborough Women.

Jess Rousseau opened the scoring early in the second half before Ellie Dobson struck her first Whites goal deep into added time to seal the win.

Hull were 3-0 winners away at Norton & Stockton Ancients last Sunday, advancing in the FAWNL Plate.

Key Players

Hull are the top scorers in the division with 17 goals in seven games, Hope Knight and Helen Lynskey have been the biggest contributors, netting seven each so far, the same tally as Leeds’ top scorer Rousseau.

Knight was the FAWNL Division One North Golden Boot winner last season, finishing on 23 goals in 28 games.

Laura Bartup is still waiting for her first goal back in Leeds colours, she will be looking to haunt her former club on Sunday. The Whites striker spent the second half of last season with Hull, netting six goals in 12 games, before re-joining Leeds this summer.

Previous meetings

Leeds did the double over Hull last season, winning 1-0 on the opening day at the So-Trak Stadium thanks to an Olivia Smart goal.

The Whites then came out on top in an eight-goal thriller in the reverse fixture. Rick Passmoor’s side found themselves 4-0 up before half time after a Brown brace and goals from Cath Hamill and Rousseau. Sarah Danby made it 5-0 with a stunning free-kick in the second half before the hosts responded with three goals to give the scoreline a more respectable look.

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