Lincoln City Women's Moorlands Ground

Lincoln City Women travel to table-topping Sporting Khalsa on Sunday. The Imps will be hoping to carry on their recent run of strong performances.

Despite coming away with no points after a 2-0 defeat to Solihull Moors, it was an encouraging performance for Lee Mitchell’s side.

A win at Khalsa will put City level on points with Sutton Coldfield, with a game in hand.

Opposition: Sporting Khalsa

Khalsa are enjoying a dominant period of form and are unbeaten in their last seven games, dropping just two points in that time.

They come into the game off the back of a demolition over Leek Town. Doubles from Layla Kennerley and Lowri Walker, rounded off by a Laura Smith strike, made the scoreline 5-0 to Khalsa.

Sunday’s game will be crucial for the hosts, as any slip ups will give Loughborough, who have a game in hand, the opportunity to top the table.

Team News:

City boss Lee Mitchell believes last Sunday’s result was a disappointing one, but that there were positives to take from it.

He said: ‘‘It was a tough one. I think I said before I think we’d play another 90 minutes and we wouldn’t have scored, it was just one of them games.’’

‘‘We dominated everything, they barely got out their half we were that dominant in the way we pressed. The players worked hard it was nothing really from that point of it,’’ Mitchell added.

City forward Jemima Footitt says she’s been enjoying recent playing time in the first team.

She said: ‘‘Obviously that’s what I want, I want to be playing as much as I can. I think I’ve been doing okay, hopefully that carries on.’’

‘‘It’s the first team that I have been in a first team environment. I think at first the step is quite a difference, it’s a bit more faster paced and a bit more physical but I think I’m starting to get used to it and I’m really enjoying it,” she added.

When asked about her recent partnership on the pitch with fellow forward, Lucy Farrow, she stated: ‘‘I don’t know why but me and Lucy seem to link up well, it’s always nice to get assists.’’

Head-to-Head:

The two sides met just five game weeks ago, with the game being tightly contested and ending 2-1 to the travelling Khalsa.

In their last seven meetings, City have won just twice, with the other five results being two draws and three losses. The Imps last win came all the way back in 2021.

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