Women's Team

Jenny Sugarman hoping for FA Cup magic against Super League Brighton

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Albion Women boss Jenny Sugarman is hoping the "magic" of the FA Cup can inspire her team when they face top-flight side Brighton this weekend.

The Baggies head to Hednesford on Sunday (January 29, KO 2pm) for a tough test against a Seagulls side who sit 11th in the Women’s Super League, two divisions above them.

But they must believe anything is possible, insists Sugarman, if they are to replicate last season’s achievement of reaching Round Five.

Jenny said: “It’s a big occasion for our players and staff. It’s the first time a lot of them will have faced Super League opposition.

“You’ve got to go into every game of football believing that you’ve got a way of winning it.

“That’s what we’ve been working on with our team, and that’s what we’ve been preparing for.

“It will be difficult. Brighton are a well-established Super League side who probably aren’t in the position in the table that they want to be at the moment.

“They have got a new manager, Jens Scheuer, and he has a lot of experience in the Women’s game. But he’s new to the Super League and the FA Cup, and what that can bring.

“They want some momentum, they want their first win of the year under their belt, and he’ll want his first win as their manager.

“We’ll hope for that element of magic in the FA Cup. But, also, where both teams are at can hopefully play into our hands this weekend.”

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