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Watford Ladies FC

Watford Ladies FC

KO 14:00
Sun 14 May 2017
Goodison Park

Adults: £6

Child / Concessions: £2.50

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The Toffees are targeting sweet title success this weekend

Everton take on Watford as they bid to win the FA WSL 2 Spring Series at Goodison Park

Everton will be crowned champions of the FA Women’s Super League 2 Spring Series if they beat Watford this Sunday.

The Toffees would also be able to celebrate a Series triumph at Goodison Park, with this weekend’s showdown taking place at Everton’s main stadium in support of Everton in the Community’s Home Is Where The Heart Is campaign, which seeks to help young people on the brink of homelessness across the city of Liverpool.

Entrance at Goodison will be free, with supporters encouraged to make a donation to the campaign.

To seal top spot, however, the Toffees will need to overcome a similarly in-form side in the shape of the Hornets.

FORM GUIDE

Everton have stormed into pole position to take the Spring Series crown thanks to their five victories to date, three of which have come as part of a four-match unbeaten run.

The Toffees beat their nearest challengers Durham 1-0 in their last outing and found their shooting boots in the games preceding that May 6 success, hitting 11 goals in three outings against Brighton & Hove Albion, Doncaster Rovers Belles and Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, Watford are unbeaten in their last three matches and have recorded back-to-back victories over Oxford United – the last time they were in action, on April 30 – and Sheffield.

The Hornets are currently seventh in the table, two points behind London Bees.

PREVIOUS MEETING

Watford may have gone on to finish bottom of the FA WSL2 table last term but in June, they condemned Everton to their first defeat of the season.

Claudia Walker put the Toffees went ahead at Berkhamstead’s Broadwater ground but an Ellie Mason penalty levelled things up before Charlotte Kerr’s powerful strike settled matters.

ONE TO WATCH – Claudia Walker (Everton)

Forward Claudia Walker may have once plied her trade for Everton’s cross-city rivals Liverpool but she has been a shining light in a blue shirt in the Spring Series.

The England U23 international has helped herself to five goals to establish herself as the Toffee’s top goalscorer in the competition, and she also helped herself to a hat-trick during her team’s 8-1 win over Brighouse Town in the third round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.

WHAT THEY SAID

Everton defender Gabby George said:

“It will be a phenomenal experience to go out and play at Goodison Park.

“We train at Finch Farm anyway, so we’ve got top-notch facilities, and it will be a great opportunity to play on a great pitch and showcase what we’re about.

“It’s quite a different experience to play there but hopefully we’ll have a big crowd behind us cheering us on, and that will help push us on and get us through the 90 minutes.

“We lost to Watford last season so we can’t write them off. They’ll come out and they’ll give us a good challenge. We’ll have to be up for it and match them.”

Watford striker Charlotte Kerr added:

“We're really excited to be playing Everton at Goodison Park, so that will be a really good challenge.

“Obviously Everton are a really good team but we played them last season at home and beat them 2-1, so hopefully we can do it away this season.

“The surface at Goodison Park will be amazing to play on and it will obviously test our ability and our fitness.”

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