Red & White: Reay's pre-Charlton programme notes

Mel Reay has welcomed SAFC Women supporters back to Eppleton in her official Red & White programme notes, as the Lasses host Charlton Athletic Women on Sunday.

Hello everyone and welcome back to Eppleton, as we at last return to our home stadium in the Barclays Women’s Championship against Charlton Athletic Women.


I’d like to welcome Karen Hills, her staff and players, and Charlton’s supporters who have travelled for today’s game, and we wish you all a safe journey home following the final whistle.


We go into today’s match still seeking for our first win, but overall, we feel it hasn’t been for the want of trying, and it has been an admittedly tough set of opening fixtures.


We were very happy with both the point and the performance in the opening game at Durham, a game we felt we could have gone on to win. We then had a blip against Birmingham City at the Stadium of Light and felt there was a lot we needed to improve upon. Last weekend at Bristol City, we played well but came away with a narrow defeat.


We’ve worked hard this week, and we’re hoping that our fortunes can change here and it’ll come together for us to get our first win on the board.


We’ve spoken in the build-up about making Eppleton a fortress – it’s been a long time since we’ve had a league game here and we want to make it worth the wait, just as much for all of you as well as ourselves.


Enjoy the game,



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