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Newmarket Town Ladies seeking progression in the Women's FA Cup against Watford Ladies Development

With 16 goals from their opening two games of the season, Newmarket Town Ladies will head into Sunday’s Women’s FA Cup tie at Watford Ladies Development (2pm) full of confidence.

The Jockeys started the campaign with a 3-1 win over Netherton United in the first round of the FA Cup and followed that up by thrashing Bishop’s Stortford 13-0 in the League Cup.

This weekend’s first round qualifying opponents will be an unknown quantity, but manager Craig Boneham is hoping that the early-season momentum will help to put Newmarket in the hat for the next round.

Newmarket Town Ladies. Picture: Gary Reed Photography (16792574)
Newmarket Town Ladies. Picture: Gary Reed Photography (16792574)

“It is nice to draw somebody that is outside of our zone,” he said. "It is going to be interesting because we know very little about Watford. Their results have not been great so far this season but that means little in cup football, plus we do not know how strong the league is.

“That is the great part of coaching when you go into games against unknown opposition.

“It comes down to how quickly you can adapt in the opening 15 minutes to the other team’s style – that is the fun part.

“We are playing a nice style of football at the moment and I feel like on our day we can beat anyone. Confidence is high and I am very pleased with how we are playing.”

Hannah Gordon (injured) and Jordanne Sillitoe (away) will miss the tie but aside from that Boneham has a fully fit squad to select from.

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