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SSFC Women host Alnwick Town under the 1st Cloud Arena floodlights

South Shields Women take on Alnwick Town Ladies at 1st Cloud Arena on Wednesday in what will be the team’s first midweek game of the season (7:30pm kick-off).

It is potentially a good time to play the first of the side’s three remaining games this season, to shake off any feelings of regret or sorrow after Sunday’s disappointing 3-0 defeat against Wallsend BC Women.

Alnwick will no doubt be feeling the same way given they will want to put their 3-1 home defeat to Barnsley FC Women behind them. 

The teams have already met twice this season - back in January when Jaz Elliott-Wood’s free-kick separated the sides, and in October when Alnwick knocked the Mariners out of the Women’s FA Cup.

Alex’s thoughts

Having the opportunity to play under the floodlights this week is an “exciting prospect” according to head coach Alex Miller.

“It’s an exciting prospect having a midweek game under the lights at 1st Cloud,” she said. 

“It’s also a great opportunity to rectify the disappointing result from Sunday. 

“We simply weren’t good enough against Wallsend and were unfortunately punished for it.

"As always, we treat defeat as a learning experience and build from it.”

With three games left of this season, it gives the team the perfect chance to “put things right.”

She continued: “We know they aren’t an easy team to play against and are usually quite physical. 

“We managed to get the three points at their place so no doubt they’ll be hoping to do the same to us. We need to be ready for them. 

“With it being such a tight turnaround, the focus is on resetting ourselves mentally and physically, so we’re 100% ready for Wednesday. 

“Another big test for the lasses at this point in the season, but I have faith they’ll put things right!

Information for supporters

Kick-off at 1st Cloud Arena (NE32 3UP) is at 7:30pm this Wednesday, May 1st. 

Entry is £3 and we would, as ever, appreciate your support! Gates open at 6:30pm.

It can really make the difference between winning and losing and it would go a long way if you could come along.

There are just two home games left this season, including Wednesday night, so now more than ever would your support be welcomed. 

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