Watford Ladies will host their Family Fun Day on Sunday as the Golden Girls take on Durham Women in Women’s Super League 2

Golden Girls to hold Family Fun Day this weekend. Picture: Craig McNair

Golden Girls to hold Family Fun Day this weekend. Picture: Craig McNair

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Watford Ladies will host their Family Fun Day on Sunday as the Golden Girls take on Durham Women in Women’s Super League 2.

The Hornets, who play their home matches at Berkhamsted FC’s Broadwater stadium, are offering supporters the chance to ‘pay what you want’ for their ticket.

A number of activities are being held including a half-time penalty shoot-out competition, an autograph and photograph session with the players and a golden ticket treasure hunt.

The clash against Durham kicks off at 1pm and the Hornets will hope to clinch their second victory over the side this season.

Golden Girls manger John Salomon said: “There will be lots going on and we’ll make sure we put on a performance to round it all off.

“We’ve had great crowds and a great atmosphere at our home games. We hope that continues and to reward that support with a win.”

Watford will hope to bounce back from a controversial 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa Ladies at the weekend.

The Golden Girls went into the contest hoping to extend their winning run away from home to four matches.

Salomon’s side thought they had made the perfect start. In the fifth minute, Stacie Donnelly’s fierce strike hit the crossbar and appeared to bounce over the line. However, the officials allowed play to continue and the goal didn’t stand.

Villa then took control of the opening period. Emma Follis headed narrowly wide for the hosts before they went in front after Katie Wilkinson closed down Lauren Davey and the ball bounced into the net.

Emma Beckett went close on two occasions for the Hornets but a good stop from Davey to deny Follis meant Watford went into the break one goal behind.

There were only a handful of chances in the second period and the Golden Girls rarely threatened. Wilkinson came close to a second goal only for Davey to save while Danielle Petrovic headed narrowly wide for the Villans late on.

Salomon was understandably disappointed with the decision not to award his side the early goal and said: “We’ve watched it back and for us the ball appears to have crossed the line.

“It’s a great strike, she probably catches it so sweetly that the ball has come back off the bar very quickly and it’s obviously difficult for the officials to see the ball moving at that pace and make the correct decision.

“We feel a bit disappointed with that but there’s still 80 or so minutes of the game left after that for us to put in a performance that warrants getting a victory even if that decision doesn’t go our way.”

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