Ahead of Sunday’s match, we caught up with Women's Manager Michelle Lawrence. With concerns over a second wave of coronavirus infections, she is pleased to have the match against Herne Bay scheduled so early in the season but knows they pose a threat to the team's unbeaten start to the season.
Herne Bay is the third of a run of seven away games for the Reds. With the Crucial Environmental Stadium 3G undergoing major replacement work, the team have had to arrange to play their opening five League games away from home and will find a host venue for their FA and County Cup matches against Sutton United and Crawley Wasps respectively.
“Herne Bay are our furthest league opponents and I am keen to get the match played while the virus is somewhat under control”. Lawrence said.
Like Worthing, Herne Bay made a winning start to the season beating Parkwood 2-0 with both goals coming from Lauren Williams. They also had an impressive 5-1 win over Premier League opponents, Whyteleafe in The Women’s FA Cup earlier in the month.
Of her opponents, Lawrence added, “I expect Herne Bay to be extremely competitive; they have made several new signings and consider themselves among the favourites for promotion. We arrive in a good place, but past results count for nothing. We have prepared well, and tactically the players know what they need to do. We’ll know if it is enough come 4:15pm on Sunday”.
Anyone in the CT6 area wanting to attend the match can do so. Kick-off is at 2:30pm and entry is charged at £2.50.
For score updates, follow the women’s dedicated Twitter account @WorthingFCWomen