Vixens make the trip to Tranmere Rovers

The Vixens look to continue their league domination on Sunday away to struggling Tranmere Rovers Ladies who currently sit ninth in the league, with only seven points from ten games.  

The home side have only one win this season, against Crewe Alexandra, in match week four and come into the game six games without a win. 

In stark contrast, the Vixens remain at the top of the league, yet to be beaten, on 25 points. The only draw came against local rivals Leeds Ladies in a score draw. 

There is good news for the Vixens as current top scorer Sarah Danby returns to the side as does Lauren Griffiths. There are also potential debuts for Ellen Gardiner and Northern Ireland U-19 international Chelsea Sheerin.

Tranmere will be up for the contest as they are looking to capitalise on this weekend’s relegation six pointer in the foot of the table battle between Mossley Hill and Brighouse Town. 

Manager Kyle O’Reilly said:”We will be up for the fight this week and having not lost a game in the league this year we will go into the game favourites.

“Last week’s cancelled game was disappointing considering we had prepared for the game but sadly it’s something we anticipate when we get to the winter months. November and December always throw up a prolonged period without games but it’s the same for everyone and we just have to get on with it. As we’ve said all season, it’s one game at a time.” 

The Vixens have an impressive away record scoring 18 goals in just five games. 

“We’re a group that generally travels well. Nobody wants to travel home after a defeat so there’s extra incentive for us to do well on the road and we realise it’s important to be consistent regardless of being home or away though if we want to achieve our goals. It’s things like this which make you title contenders,” O’Reilly said. 

Captain Alarna Fuller said:”We started this season well and got results, with the majority against tough teams in the top half of the table. Looking to this week we are under no illusions that we’re going to go to Tranmere and get nothing but a challenging game.

“As a squad, we’ve really had to pull together over the last few weeks with injuries and absences but the girls who have come in have stepped up with the likes of Lizzie White, who has come in and been outstanding. We’ve had a good week of training and everyone is looking sharp so we’re ready to go there and pick up three points.”

The Vixens travel to Tranmere this Sunday for a 2pm Kick-Off. Match updates will go live on Twitter (@GuiseleyVixens) throughout the game. 

 

Words by Oliver Coultas
Photo: Alex Daniel