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Roles reversed for Wolves Women

It will be a role reversal for Wolves when they face Eastern Region Premier Division team Luton Town in Sunday’s FA Cup first round tie at Castlecroft.

Four weeks ago in the National League Cup Wolves were underdogs as they visited Fylde, who play a tier higher than Dan McNamara’s side in the National League’s Northern Premier Division.

This time out Wolves, top of Division 1 Midlands, will be favourites against a team who are a tier lower than themselves after their relegation from the National League South East last season.

But being favourites doesn’t necessarily mean a thing when stepping over that white line, as Wolves proved with a dramatic 3-2 extra time win at Fylde.

Now they have to prevent the Hatters from upsetting the odds, and midfielder Shannie Jennings warns that it will not be an easy task.

“Luton have had a great run through the qualifying rounds,” points out Jennings. “Scoring 20 goals and conceding none in their four ties shows they know where the net is and that they can also defend well.

“They’ll come to Castlecroft with nothing to lose, just like we went to Fylde. We really showed our competitive spirit that day – we were 2-1 down with only a few minutes of normal time left but hit back to get a fantastic result.

“So we know the sort of effort Luton will put in on Sunday, and if we’re going to win the game we’ll absolutely have to apply ourselves in the proper manner.

“But if we do that and maintain our focus for 90 minutes then I’d be confident that we will get through to the next round and continue our excellent early season run in League and Cups.”