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Match Preview: Pompey Women v Hounslow

Blues return to league action

8 September 2019

Pompey Women
Photo: Jordan Hampton

Pompey Women return to National League action when they host Hounslow this afternoon (2pm kick-off).

The PMC Stadium contest is the first of four successive matches the Blues have on their own turf in September.

A couple of south coast clashes with Gillingham – one in the cup – sandwich a league visit from Oxford.

It will be a welcome return to action for Jay Sadler’s side, who saw last weekend’s scheduled fixture against Cardiff postponed.

Pompey were beaten by Watford on the opening day of the campaign, but bounced back to beat the same opponents in the determining round of the League Cup a fortnight ago.

The tie was evenly poised throughout the 90 minutes and it took fantastic extra-time strikes from Tamsin de Bunsen and Becki Bath to eventually send the Blues through.

Their next opponents have undergone a rebrand, with Hounslow previously competing under the QPR name.

They finished down in 11th position last term – one place off the bottom – having collected just 11 points.

The current season has seen them entertain division newcomers Yeovil and Crawley – with no points collected from either match.

An emphatic 9-0 defeat to former Super League outfit Yeovil was followed by a 4-0 loss against Crawley, with former Pompey forward Tash Stephens among the scorers.

Now the Blues will try to add to their woes, with both sides looking to put their first points on the board.

Tickets are priced £5 for adults and £2 for concessions (U18/63+). They can be purchased on the PMC Stadium (PO3 5LY) gates, with a programme available to buy for £2.

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