Portsmouth Valkyries to step up preparations for play-off match with Worthing Ladies friendly

Portsmouth Valkyries are preparing for their big play-off match. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (030219-9)
Portsmouth Valkyries are preparing for their big play-off match. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (030219-9)
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Portsmouth Valkyries begin preparations for their Women’s National Championship play-off game with a visit to Worthing Ladies for a friendly on Sunday.

After finishing as south east west one champions they will meet Bristol side St Marys Old Boys Ladies in a promotion play-off game.

This will take place on the April 7 at a neutral venue to be announced.

Senior coach Mark Witcher believes the friendly comes at the perfect time.

He said: ‘We can use this as part of our build up for the play-off game.

‘It is also a chance for some players to push for a squad place.

‘The players coming in can show they are up for the challenge and earn selection.’