Derby County Ladies Football Club

Fixture Changes for Ewe Rams in 2019

Derby County Ladies go into the New Year with much to look forward too after a bright start to the 2018/19 season and with fixtures now set for the remainder of the season, the opportunity to take the club to new heights.

Sam Griffiths side are still in with a good chance of finishing in their highest ever position in the FA Women’s National League Northern Division and the former Ewe Rams midfielder is excited to get back to action in early January.

Griffiths said “It’s been a positive season so far and we are excited for the upcoming fixtures in the New Year and a significant test straight up after the break against Stoke City Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup.

“We’ve continued to work hard in this extended break that we’ve had and it’s not been ideal to have not played since early December but it gives us a chance to work towards a gruelling second half of the season and also get over any niggles we may have.

“Stoke always provide a physical test and earlier in the season, we arguably played our most complete performance against them this season and were disappointed not to come away with all the points.

“They will come to us hoping to turn us over on our own patch and so we need to be ready and hopefully there will be another bumper crowd that can inspire us to a win and out us in the hat for the next round.”

After the Women’s FA Cup is played, the Ewes get back to league action with a couple of away trips to Yorkshire to face Guiseley Vixens and Bradford City Women where Griffiths will be keen to hit the ground running.

“The league still remains our priority and finishing in that top 4 and we need to hit the ground running with two tough away trips. We’ve played Guiseley twice already this season and both have been close games that we’ve just edged so that will be a tough start.

“Bradford have struggled so far this season but we are taking nothing for granted. We’ve historically been a side that have switched off when we have been expected to win but we’ve got to get rid of that mindset.

“They will want to get their first points on the board and we have to prepare properly or they will get them and that is something we are keen to avoid. If we can do that, it will set us up for a really good bash and the top 4 if we play how I know we can and find that consistency.”

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