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League - National League
Sun 25
Steel City Wanderers
Solihull Moors Women

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By Luke Turner
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Solihull will look to take the momentum from their last result into the league as they eye their first points of the season against Steel City Wanderers.

Moors got off to the best possible start under new boss Ross Thorpe last weekend with a comfortable 3-0 win against Stourbridge in the County Cup, dominating from start to finish in a performance fuelled by grit, composure and determination.

The result was the Ladies first win since September when they beat Loughborough in the FA Cup. Now, Thorpe will be desperate to integrate a positive performance into the league in what looks like a six pointer for both sides.

Steel City Wanderers have also endured a tough start to the season and currently find themselves just ahead of Solihull with one point. Despite suffering a 7-1 defeat in their last match against Birmingham and West Midlands, Thorpe’s team will be wary of complacency heading into the tie, knowing full well that anything below their best won’t do.

However, there is plenty of optimism surrounding the camp at the moment, as typified by captain Abbie Taylor’s comments in the pre-match build up.

“After working hard with Ross in training for a few weeks the whole team were really looking forward to our first game under him and getting a much-needed win. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, Stourbridge are playing and doing well in their league but just like our new manager, we all stayed positive, wanted the win and knew we could do it - and we did.

“Ross has come in to the role making it his own and with a great mindset keeping everything we do positive, which flows through the team.

"After Sunday’s win, we are looking forward to Sunday’s clash against Steele City and kick starting our season with a first league win under the new boss.”

Kick-off is at 2pm on Sunday at St George’s Park Thorncliffe.

By Leanne Prescott

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Match date

Sun 25, Nov 2018