By Chris Routledge
This week City are at home to Chester-le-Street Town Women, this will be a tough test against a strong and experienced team at this level who are capable of beating any team on their day. City played Chester-le-Street earlier in the season, it was a very tight game and a single goal decided the match with Chester Le Street winning 1-0.
The Bantams need to try bounce back from last week’s defeat on the road at the hands of Newcastle United, a game in which City had a depleted squad with several players carrying injuries they came away wounded. They worked tirelessly throughout and manager Chris Hames thought they deserved more from the game that was in the end decided by two goals from Newcastle, both of which carried a level of good fortune for the host.
Hames is still confident that City can improve on past performances, there is a lot coming together, although he does appreciate though City need to be more ruthless in front of goal. As top scorer Falone Sumaili is still away on international duty with Burundi it is likely that Amelia White will once again step up from the reserves to play some part in the game.
City’s Reserves are still on the hunt for a first win of the season, and will play host to Middlesbrough at Rawdon Meadows in a bottom of the table clash. Boro sit just one place above City but have won two of their six games.