NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 08: General view of Meadow Lane prior to kick off for the match between Notts County Ladies FC v Birmingham City Ladies at Meadow Lane on May 8, 2016 in Nottingham, England. (The FA via Getty Images)

PREVIEW: Notts County v Liverpool

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League are back again this evening with another classic re-run, this time its Notts County’s meeting with Liverpool at Meadow Lane in the 2016 FA Women’s Super League 1.

Ahead of tonight’s re-run, we go back to early in the 2016 campaign to take a look at how both sides had started their respective seasons ahead of their meeting in Nottingham.

The home side went into their clash against Liverpool on the back of a draw and a defeat in their opening two FA Women’s Super League 1 fixtures. The Lady Pies had lost 1-0 at Manchester City on opening day before battling to a 2-2 home draw with Reading, forward Jess Clarke netting both goals on that occasion. In the FA Women’s Cup, Notts County had beaten Durham 3-1 before being knocked out by Arsenal on penalty kicks in the next round at Meadow Park.

Liverpool’s start to the season had been inconsistent at best. The Reds had recorded four points from their opening three FA Women’s Super League fixtures while they had been defeated 2-0 by Manchester City in the FA Women’s Cup. Their trip to Meadow Lane would see them play their first fixture of the season on their travels.

The Notts County XI to face Liverpool included Sophie Bradley-Auckland, Amy Turner and forward Clarke, three players who would later go on to represent The Reds. The visitors would field Mandy van den Berg and Shanice van de Sanden, players who would later taste European glory with The Netherlands, while the likes of Gemma Bonner, Sophie Ingle and Caroline Weir were also named in the starting line-up.

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s re-run of Notts County’s fixture against Liverpool will be screened on the FA Player this evening with the game set to kick-off at 7.45pm.

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