Match Preview – FGR Women host Poole Town Ladies
FGR Women welcome Poole Town Ladies to Gloucestershire on 16 October for a 2pm Kick Off, with free entry at Hartpury.
Last Time Out For FGR
FGR closed the gap at the top of the table to 3pts with a 3-0 win over Royal Wootton Bassett Town. Charlie Rowlands continued her streak in front of goal with another brace whilst Estelle Randall added a third.
Poole Town History
Founded in the 1980s Poole Town have a long and illustrious history. In 2007 they merged with Ashdown Rovers, keeping the Poole Town name. This allowed Poole to have a first and reserve team.
In 2004/05 Poole had reached the SW Womens Regional League Premier Division (the league in which Poole and FGR meet this weekend). Nicknamed the Dolphins, the club were relegated from the National League South West last season where they had played for a number of years.
As well as league titles and promotions Poole Town have a strong history in cup competitions, winning the Dorset Cup on many occasions.
As well as success on the field they have also achieved recognition off of it, winning Dorset Club of The Year and FA Womens Premier League Respect Club of The Year titles in recent years.
Poole Town Ladies play in Red and White half shirts with red shorts with a change kit of pale blue.
How Are They Doing?
Having dropped down to this league Poole Town are now starting to find their feet. After a difficult start to the season the Dolphins recently overcame Widbrook 7-2 in the FA Cup and carried the form back into the SW Women’s Premier, holding top of the table Sherborne to a 3-3 draw, ending the league leaders 100% record this season. Manager Robert Lovelass will be hoping they have now gathered some momentum, which they will look to bring to Gloucestershire on Sunday.
Ones To Watch
The top scorers this season for Poole are Sacha Paynter and Katie Marshallsay who have both registered 4 goals in 5 appearances.
Left back and occasional goalkeeper Danni Maidment was previously on the books of Reading and is known for her quality. Maidment was an ever present for Poole last season alongside Rebecca Moody. Both players have featured heavily this season too and alongside a number of other Poole Town players with experience at a higher level.
Did You Know
In 2016/17 the Poole Town firsts and reserves both reached the final of the Dorset Cup, setting up an all-Poole Town final!