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Lionesses make their debut tonight

16 April 2014

It's the big FA WSL kick-off


Millwall Lionesses make their FA WSL debut tonight when they kick-off the new campaign at Watford FC - and the game can't come quick enough for manager Alberto Kurti. "They have a squad full of experience, especially with striker Sarah Wiltshire who over the years has proven her qualities; we will have to make sure she doesn't get any space or time.

We are really looking forward to the first game of the season," he enthused. "Watford are a good side with some fantastic players.

"So far our youngsters have done the double on Watford in the Development League most recently with a fantastic 5-0 victory on Sunday, but tonight will be very different. 

"Watford have had a very impressive pre-season campaign, only losing once to fellow WSL 2 side Sunderland in the FA Cup Fouth round."

Boss Kurti has a couple of players facing late fitness tests before he finalises his team for tonight's big game. He added: " "

"On the plus side we have Welsh International Kylie Davies and Irish International Sophie Perry back in defence, while our strike force had a fantastic final pre-season game on Sunday.

Meghan McKeag took a knock on Sunday in our last pre-season friendly, while Emma Plewa will need to undergo fitness tests to see if she will be available. "Overall this is a great opportunity for us to test ourselves and assess how far we have come as a team. This is a long season, full of exciting fixtures and a bit of the unknown, we just need to be sure we compete and do what we do best, which is dig deep and fight for the win."

If you look at it player for player, we are the underdogs and we are new side, Watford had a fantastic season last year finishing second in the Women's National Premier League.

The match is being played at Berkhamsted FC, Lower Kings Road, Berhamsted HP4 2AL. Kick-Off is 7.45pm. Tickets are available on the gate priced at £4 adult and £2 per child. 

If you can't make the match tonight there will be live updates on Millwall Lionesses' official Twitter feed @millwalllioness. 

Season tickets are still available for The Lionesses' home matches at The Den, click here to buy your tickets now online.

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