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League Cup Preview: Pompey Women v Gillingham

All you need to know about PMC Stadium tie

15 September 2019

Pompey Women

Pompey Women are back in National League Cup action this afternoon (2pm kick-off), as they host Gillingham in a preliminary round tie.

It is the second of four successive weekends that the Blues are playing in front of their own fans at the PMC Stadium.

And two of those games will be against the Gills, who are also scheduled to visit for a league contest in a fortnight.

Jay Sadler’s side are looking to take momentum from last weekend’s 8-0 rout of Hounslow, with Tamsin de Bunsen, Becki Bath, Charmaine True, Jade Bradley and Eilidh Currie all on target.

It was a second successive win for Pompey, who had earlier seen off Watford in the previous round of the cup.

That tie had been evenly poised throughout 90 minutes and it took superb extra-time strikes from de Bunsen and Bath to settle things.

The Blues did not drop a point against today’s opponents last term, with Gillingham visiting for the first home fixture at the PMC Stadium.

Shannon Albuery, Katie James, Daisy McLachlan and Bradley all netted in the 4-0 victory, while James’ free-kick and a Currie effort ensured three points were collected in the reverse fixture.

The Kent outfit finished 10th in National League South, winning just five of their 22 games and collecting 19 points.

But they have already enjoyed two triumphs from three matches during the current campaign, which began with a 1-0 defeat of Cardiff.

Gillingham also beat MK Dons 4-2, with a 2-1 loss to Plymouth sandwiched between, and are sitting sixth in the standings – one place above Pompey.

It is cup progress on everyone’s mind today, however, with tickets priced just £5 for adults and £2 for concessions (U18/63+)

They can be purchased on the gate at the PMC Stadium (PO3 5LY), with a programme available to buy for £2.

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