Exeter City Women face their penultimate league game of the season on Sunday.
Selsey are the visitors to the Exwick Sports Hub as the Grecians aim to apply maximum pressure on chasing Cardiff City.
Selsey have had a steady campaign, stabilising after a difficult summer of uncertainty over the future of the team. A strong start saw the West Sussex side win their opening four fixtures, but the four defeats that followed slowed that early optimisim. Two wins in the last ten have cemented a place in mid table, but a draw at Moneyfields and narrow defeats to Cardiff and the Grecians during that ten-game period underlines the difficulty of the task on Sunday.
Natasha Wild hast been the most consistent scoring threat for Selsey this season. She has nine league goals and has seen support from Skye Bacon and Nicky Lake with four each. Bacon has impressed opposition managers the most this season - the former Crystal Palace midfielder with four Player of the Match awards. Amber Howden will be a dominant presence in defence, with captain Megan Fox another player to be wary of on Sunday
The two teams met back in February, in an entertaining fixture, that had just about everything. City were subject to the sin bin ruling for the first time in their National League history, with Katie Delillis taking advantage of Grecians hesitation to put the Seals ahead during that period. City toiled in the second half, with more controversy seeing Jaydee Seaman red carded for a perceived last player challenge, before injury time goals from Mollie Taylor and Emily Toogood saw City snatch the three points.
Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley’s side have a simple focus at the moment, win both games and then see what Cardiff achieve in their remaining five games. With six successive clean sheets and an in form front line, City will certainly be going into the game with confidence, but, with their last fixture against Selsey in their minds, fully aware of the levels of performance they will need to achieve to gain the victory.