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📝 Women's Match Preview: Selsey (A)

20 January 2023

Exeter City Women are on the road this weekend as they travel to Selsey on Sunday afternoon.

Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley’s side will be hoping to make it a sixth successive league win and keep pressure on the division leaders Cardiff City Ladies.

Selsey have had a steady season to date with victories over Swindon Town, Keynsham Town, St Austell and Larkhall cementing their position in the middle of the division. The Seals have endured a tougher run of results in recent months however, defeats against Southampton Womens FC, Moneyfields, AFC Bournemouth and Cardiff City mean that Sadie Blakely’s team will be looking to begin 2023 with three points and reinvigorate their campaign.

Natasha Wild has starred for the Sussex side in front of goal - her five league strikes have come in only eight games. Skye Bacon has impressed opponents the most. She has three player of the match awards and the former Crystal Palace midfielder will no doubt be a threat at the weekend.

The Grecians will be keen to build on their victory over Moneyfields and start a run of three crucial games with a win, yet the disappointing memory of their last away fixture at Portishead will offer a warning that if City are not at their best on Sunday, then Blakely’s team are more than capable of picking up the three points to kickstart their own 2023 charge.

Heading to Portsmouth to watch the men on Saturday? 

Make a weekend of it! Selsey is just 40 minutes by car from Portsmouth, which means you could make it a men and women's double header this weekend. Take the M275 to the A27 eastbound towards Chichester. Selsey is signposted from the A27.

By public transport, the journey from Portsmouth & Southsea station to Selsey takes just over an hour. Take the train to Chichester and change to the number 51 bus outside the station, which takes you straight to Selsey.

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