Ladies to open cam­paign at home to Poole

Gloucestershire Echo - - FOOTBALL -

CHEL­TENHAM Town Ladies will kick-off the 2019/20 Women’s Na­tional League Divi­sion One South West sea­son with a home match against Poole Town on Sun­day, Au­gust 18.

Alex Cheal’s side travel to Buck­land Ath­letic two weeks later for their first away game of the cam­paign.

The Robins fin­ished fourth last sea­son, an im­prove­ment on the pre­vi­ous year’s ninth place, also win­ning the Glouces­ter­shire FA Women’s Tro­phy with a 10-0 win over Framp­ton Rangers in the fi­nal.

Last year’s cham­pi­ons Keyn­sham have been pro­moted to the South­ern Pre­mier, while Southamp­ton Saints have folded, with Southamp­ton FC join­ing the divi­sion along with Ex­eter City.

Chel­tenham play their home matches at Chel­tenham Sara­cens’ Peters­field Park ground on Tewkes­bury Road.

They beat Wolves Women 1-0 in a pre-sea­son friendly, thanks to Louise Fen­some’s 14th minute strike.

Au­gust

18 Poole Town ........................................................ (h) Septem­ber

1 Buck­land Ath­letic .............................................. (a) 4 Bris­ling­ton .......................................................... (h) 8 Larkhall Ath­letic ................................................ (a) 15 Southamp­ton Women .................................. (a) 29 Maiden­head United ..................................... (h) Oc­to­ber

9 Swin­don Town ................................................... (h) 20 Ex­eter City ......................................................... (a) 27 Southamp­ton FC ............................................ (a) Novem­ber 10 Che­sham United .................................................. (h) Jan­uary

12 Poole Town ......................................................... (a) Fe­bru­ary

2 Buck­land Ath­letic ............................................ (h) 9 Larkhall Ath­letic ............................................... (h) 19 Bris­ling­ton .......................................................... (a) 23 Southamp­ton Women ................................ (h) March

8 Maiden­head United ......................................... (a) 18 Swin­don Town .................................................. (a) 22 Ex­eter City ......................................................... (h) 29 Southamp­ton FC ........................................... (h) April

26 Che­sham United ............................................ (a)

The re­serve team de­feated Puck­lechurch 4-0 with goals from Jess Wadey (2) and Leonie Gough (2).

Cameron Cheal has taken over as man­ager of the re­serves, re­plac­ing Sarah Haden-god­win.

Join­ing Cheal’s back­room team will be UEFA B Li­cenced coach Andy Sy­manowski and level 2 coach Ben Ware.

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