CHORLEY Ladies FC are praying for good weather until the weekend as they strive to blow away cobwebs heading into a tough month for the club.
Club captain Danni Toward admits March could be a crucial month in their aspirations for promotion from the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division One.
She said: “We are hoping the weather is okay so we can get our game against Mossley Hill played on Sunday.
“We are used to having games called off at this time of year but Guiseley Vixens have not played for 10 weeks so they are going to have mid-week games.
“So they may slip up in a few of those re-scheduled matches as it is hard to get players during the week.”
With matches being called off, Toward admits it can be tough for some teams to keep their players motivated.
She said: “We have been trying to get onto 3G but you are often competing against sides who want to get a match on.
“The good thing is that we have been still training when we have not been playing.”
Chorley Ladies are sitting pretty at the top of the table - four points ahead of Guiseley who have four games in hand - heading into their tie with Mossley Hill.
Toward said:”Mossley Hill will be a good game and it gives us a good chance to get back to action before we take on Guiseley next week.
“The last time we played them it was 6-4 which was a ridiculous scoreline but it was full of entertainment.
“It is a potential banana skin but we are hoping to rise above it and get the points.”
One of the key performers for Chorley continues to be Vicky Coope and Toward expects her experience to be vital as they push for promotion.
She said: “Vicky has clocked up 200 appearances for the club recently.
“She had managed to score 171 goals and that is an incredible good record. She has been playing in midfield this season but has tried to get forward and get some goals which is great.”