CFCW Preview: Mossley Hill (a)

    Chester FC Women return to league action this weekend, as they travel away to face Mossley Hill for the third time in a month looking to make it eight consecutive league wins on the spin.

    The Blues return to action this weekend following a week off, due to their match against Glenavon Juniors in the Chester County Cup being postponed with Chester being awarded the winners of the tie.

    Prior to last weekend’s postponement, Chester recorded a comprehensive 6-0 win last time out against Sunday’s opponents, their second win over the Liverpool outfit in as many as weeks.

    A player of the match performance from Seals forward Molly Wood following her second consecutive hat-trick against Mossley Hill, a brace from Ellie Bradley and a late goal from Evie Halliwell saw Chester win comfortably.

    Sunday’s hosts come into this weekend’s refreshed following their game last weekend also being postponed. Prior to this, Mossley Hill recorded their first win in five games last time out following a 2-1 victory at FC St Helens.


    Kick off is 2pm on Sunday afternoon at Mossley Hill Athletic Club, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, L18 8DX

    Entry is free for all supporters.


    ● Chester’s last defeat in the league came back in September, a 4-3 loss against league leaders Wythenshawe.

    ● Mossley Hill have picked up 3 wins from 5 home games so far this season, scoring 24 times in the process.


    ‘Mossley Hill again this weekend. It’s starting to feel like we won’t play anyone else this year!

    “First game against them before Christmas was a fairly even contest. I thought we just about edged that game and did enough to win. Last time out against them, we were fantastic and were good value for that we managed to put together defensive solidity with some really aggressive attacking play and on another day, could have scored a couple more goals if I’m being critical.

    ‘This week though, we’ll have to stay honest and true to ourselves. They’ve shown more than enough over the previous two games that have the players to punish us if we aren’t at our best.

    “There’s an added difficulty when you play a team 3 times on the bounce, you begin to know each other very well, and the quality in the game can suffer.

    “So, as I’ve already said, we’ll have to stay honest and work hard first, earn the right to play football, then we need to stay true to what we do and true our processes. Then we give ourselves the best opportunity to come out with a positive result.”

    Preview by Jordan McNicholas.

    Photo courtesy of Luke Reynolds Photography.