Mansfield Town Ladies are back in action against Ruddington Village this Sunday (27 November, 2pm kick-off) after having a break in their schedule last weekend.
The Stagettes travel to Ruddington in the first round of the East Midlands Women’s Football League Plate competition.
Manager Tony Palmer’s side are taking part in the Plate competition after losing 3-2 to Rise Park in the League Cup earlier in the season. Therefore, the Stagettes now face the task of competing in the secondary tournament, of which they are firm favourites.
Mansfield have already faced Ruddington Village twice this season and have beaten them on both occasions by significant margins.
In late September, the Stagettes won 5-0 away from home before hammering the Nottingham-based side 7-0 in early November.
Four goals from Androulla Kokkinou, a brace from Jemma Meakin and a strike from Chloe Elphick helped the Ladies to a comfortable victory.
The Stagettes therefore go in to this cup tie as heavy favourites and will hope to continue in order to keep their hopes alive of securing a treble this season.
Sitting atop the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division and still in the Nottinghamshire Women’s County Cup, the Plate could contribute to a highly successful campaign in Tony Palmer’s debut season.
The match is open to the public to attend and will be held at the following venue: