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London City Lionesses .vs. Watford: Kick-off time, match preview & broadcast information

London City Lionesses return to Princes Park on Wednesday [11 October], hosting Watford in the Continental Tyres League Cup.



WHEN AND WHERE:


Princes Park will set the season for our Conti Cup opener, with kick-off scheduled for 19:00 on Wednesday 11September.


For the best gameday experience, supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets from our website before arriving at the ground.



Unfortunately, the match has not been selected for live broadcast.


OPPOSITION REPORT:


With three vital points on the line in the Continental Tyres League Cup, London City Lionesses and Watford return to Princes Park aiming to snap their respective three-game losing streaks.


Watford’s best result of the season so far came in gameweek three, when they put Charlton Athletic to the sword at the Valley.


Carly Johns (pictured, above) remains the player to watch from Watford, with the dynamic forward making an impressive start to her career in the second tier.


The 20-year-old was a standout performer in the National League South for Oxford United last term and has already impressed with her new team.


Wednesday's match could see as many as seven former London City stars line-up against the Pride, with Harley Bennett, Poppy Wilson, Alli Palisch, Melis Mehmet, Annie Rossiter, Flo Fyfe, and Charlotte Fleming all making the move to Hertfordshire in recent years.


However, Damon Lathrope returns to Princes Park without the goalkeeper he started in his side’s 3-2 loss versus London City last month.


On-loan Bristol City goalkeeper Olivia Clark, who starred in the early weeks of the season, was recalled by the Robins last week due to an injury within their ranks.


“Liv’s a top professional and an excellent keeper,” said Lathrope.


“We’d like to thank her for her commitment and enthusiasm whilst with us, and wish her all the best back at Bristol City.”


Sophie Harris came out of retirement to start for Watford at the weekend, backstopping the Hornets in their 2-0 defeat to Southampton.


After London City’s last tangle with Watford, Wednesday's match promises to be a thriller, as both sides target progression to the knockout phase.

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