Preview: Leeds United Women vs Newcastle United Women
Final home match of the season.
Leeds United Women host Newcastle United Women in their final home game of the FA Women’s National League Division One North on Sunday.
Rick Passmoor’s side are looking to end a strong home campaign with a bang. The Whites have lost just twice at home so far this season. However, inconsistent away form means the best they can achieve this season is a third placed finish.
The Whites are also looking to disrupt Newcastle’s title charge. Becky Langley’s side are six points behind leaders Durham Cestria with two games in hand and level goal difference. Sunday’s trip to the So-Trak is the first of three trips to Yorkshire that will decide their fate in the next week.
The Magpies travel to Barnsley in midweek before making the trip to Bradford on the final day next Sunday, with the game set to be played at the Bantams home, Valley Parade.
Kick-off is at 2pm at Tadcaster Albion’s So-Trak Stadium: Ings Ln, Tadcaster, LS24 9AY.
For supporters wishing to attend, parking is available at the ground and entry prices are £5 for adults, U16s go free, with turnstiles open from 12:30pm.
For tomorrow’s final home game of the season, we are encouraging supporters to arrive early as there will be opportunities to have pictures taken with the FA Women’s National League Plate, lifted by the Whites last month, which will be on display at the So-Trak Stadium tomorrow.
👏 Proud! #LUFCW pic.twitter.com/NpIGXdqMtn— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 26, 2023
Please note, entry is cash only. Food and drinks will be available for supporters to purchase in the club house.
Supporters who can’t attend can follow live updates right here on leedsunited.com or watch the game live on LUTV.
Additional supporter information:
At 3pm on Sunday 23rd April, the UK government will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.
The test alert will send a message and audio alert for up to 10 seconds to every mobile phone and tablet across the country. The message will read as follows:
“This is a test of Emergency Alerts, a new UK government service that will warn you if there’s a life-threatening emergency nearby. In an actual emergency, follow the instructions in the alert to keep yourself and others safe. Visit gov.uk/alerts for more information. This is a test you do not need to take action.”
We would like to make all supporters attending Sunday’s match at the So-Trak Stadium in Tadcaster aware of this test, in advance of the match.
Last time out:
Leeds returned to winning ways with an impressive 3-1 win over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, under the lights on Wednesday night.
Cath Hamill’s second goal of the season, less than a week after her first, put the Whites in front on 36 minutes, but they were pegged back almost immediately by Natalie Watson’s long range strike.
Two brilliant quick-fire goals early in the second half proved to be enough for Leeds to take all three points. First, Jess Rousseau clinically converted Macy Ellis’ cross before Abbie Brown hammered Rachel Hindle’s looping delivery in off the post on the volley.
An emphatic 6-1 win over Bradford City last weekend saw Newcastle extend their unbeaten league run to 14 games. There were braces for Charlotte Potts and Bethany Guy, plus goals from Rachel Lee and top scorer Georgia Gibson, in front of an FAWNL record attendance of over 24,000 at St. James' Park.
The Whites were beaten 2-0 in the reverse fixture last month. A cagey affair at Druid Park was decided by a second half double from Kacie Elson.
Players to watch:
Elson was the Magpies main threat in the reverse fixture and was rewarded with her brace on the day. The 22-year-old is formerly of Aston Villa and Leicester City, before Newcastle picked her up from Chester-Le-Street. She has netted 11 goals this season.
The race for the divisions golden boot is very much alive. Brown’s stunning volley on Wednesday night put her on 14 for the season, she still has an outside chance with two games to play.
Newcastle forward Gibson (16) is second in the charts behind Durham Cestria’s Poppy Pritchard who has netted 17.
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Leeds United Women: 6th
Newcastle United Women: 2nd