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Match preview – W1s vs. Sevenoaks (Vitality Division One South, 7th October, 2023)

By Lucas Ball

Holcombe take on Sevenoaks in their first home match of the Vitality Division One South season on Saturday afternoon (5pm) at Holcombe Park.

Nick Bandurak’s side have opened up with a win and a loss in two tough away fixtures to Southgate and Surbiton 2s, leaving them sixth in the table.

All six summer signings have played in both matches and impressed, while January addition Phoebe Steele was on the scoresheet against newly-promoted Southgate.

Hannah Bond is set to face her former club on Saturday, with Jade van der Zwan, Deanna Ritchie, Lucy Whalley, Tilly Tillings and Lottie Bingham also in the squad.

Bandurak has made just one change to the squad as Sophie Eldred comes in for Charlotte Daly.

Holcombe were also 3-1 winners when the two sides met in pre-season courtesy of goals from Whalley, Harriet Pittard and Hannah Carney.

Sevenoaks, meanwhile, drew 2-2 with Slough on the opening day before winning against another Kent side, Canterbury, 2-0 last weekend.

Entry is free at Holcombe Park on Saturday, as well as for Holcombe’s other first-team fixtures across our men’s and women’s outfits.

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Image: Matt Woodhead