South Shields Women have it all to do on Sunday as they make the short trip to Chester-le-Street to face the league leaders.
It’s first against second in the North East Regional Womens Football League Premier Division, and Ben Garrity will be hoping his side can be the first to prevent the hosts from winning, like they have done in each of their past 10 league matches.
Jade Dryden and Sophie Greener made the scoresheet for South Shields last time out as the girls fell to a 2-4 defeat at home against Alnwick Town Juniors Women.
Chester-le-Street Town Ladies, meanwhile, enter the game off the back of a more-than-convincing 12-0 demolition against Darlington Women last weekend.
Needless to say it is the greatest test of South Shields’ resolve to compete against what is by far the strongest side in the division: Chester-le-Street’s +47 goal difference at this stage of the campaign pales in comparison to anybody elses.
Nichole Havery leads the goals chart, having scored 18 goals in just 10 appearances which is nothing short of remarkable.
But it is the host’s formidable resolve at the back which continues to impress. Chester-le-Street have conceded only six goals this season.
All signs point to a challenging match but South Shields will certainly be up for the fight.
Tickets cost £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, for a 2pm kick-off at Moor Park, Chester Moor, DH2 3RW on Sunday 26th February.