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Newmarket Town Ladies looking to cause Women's FA Cup upset against higher-league Luton Town Ladies

Manager Craig Boneham believes his Newmarket Town Ladies side are capable of causing a Women’s FA Cup upset on Sunday, providing that they play to their potential.

After opening up the new season with back-to-back cup victories, the Jockeys started their Eastern Region Women’s Football League Division One North campaign on Sunday with a 3-2 win at King’s Lynn Town Ladies.

They will now host Premier Division outfit Luton Town Ladies at the Tristel Stadium on Sunday (2pm, free entry), with Boneham backing his team to embrace the underdog tag.

Newmarket Town Ladies. Picture: Gary Reed Photography (18295233)
Newmarket Town Ladies. Picture: Gary Reed Photography (18295233)

“We know a little bit about Luton but not too much,” he said. “Maybe there might be a little bit of pressure and nerves, but the players seem to thrive in the big games.

“Against Watford in the previous round, that was a big game and we played very well. We controlled the game how a team leading should.

“King’s Lynn at the weekend was also not easy but we got the job done.

“If we play to our potential – like we did in those games – then I would like to think we have a good chance.

“Luton are the higher team so we are the underdogs and there is nothing to lose. If we play to our best levels, hopefully that will be good enough.”

The win over King’s Lynn came courtesy of goals from Antonia Smith, Annabel Cuthbert and Katie Webb,

Boneham added: “I was really pleased with the result because it was a hard game.

“We rode our luck a couple of times when they hit the bar and post, but we also played some very good football. Our captain Bethany Woodfield was really key for us – she led us through.”

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