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Test for Jersey at Crawley Wasps

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JERSEY’S women’s footballers will be looking to take the sting out of Crawley Wasps tomorrow.

Natasha Keen is among those travelling to face Crawley Wasps tomorrow

However a stern test lies in wait for the Islanders as Crawley have won all 18 matches they have played this season, together with reaching the Sussex Women’s Challenge Cup final for a third consecutive year.

‘It’s clearly going to be a tough game and one we are looking forward to,’ said joint Jersey manager and team coach Dan Seviour.

‘We’ve worked on things that we did not do so well against the Royal Navy in our last game, so it’s another opportunity for us to see what our players can do.

‘Obviously we will look to stamp our authority on the game and see where it takes us.

‘We know Crawley are very capable of scoring goals, but we’ll focus on ourselves by looking to work hard and transfer what we have been doing on the training pitch into the game.

‘We are a very young squad and we will be asking the players with Island Games experience to step up and support the youngsters around them.

‘We have no Muratti this year, so the JFA are arranging games for us to give the girls competitive fixtures.

‘These games are a learning curve for the coaches and the players and hopefully we can put in a performance throughout like we did in the first half against the Navy, when we played well.’

Jersey Women: Sara Luce, Amy Tierney, Ella Brennand, Megan Wood, Natasha Keen, Louise van der Vliet, Jennifer Cullen, Sophie Botterill, Sylvia Spinola, Rosie Corbet, Tiffany Sundby, Holly Muirhead, Ines Cipriano, Alex Fajardo, Anita Tavares, Sam Silva.

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