Monday 18 March 2024

Match Preview: DMUK Widnes Wild Women at Home to Telford

DMUK Widnes Wild womens’ team (photo by Wil Evans)

The DMUK Widnes Wild women’s team are back in home action this Sunday 24th March when they take on the Telford Wrekin Raiders at Planet Ice Widnes, 4.25pm face off.

Because of the way that the fixture list has worked out this season, it is their first game since the beginning of February and morale in the camp is high following the women’s 3-15 trouncing of Whitley Bay Beacons in their away trip to the North East in their last game.

That was the Wild’s first away win of the season and, with an impressive 11 different players getting on the scoresheet, was good preparation for Sunday’s visit of Telford who are likely to offer stronger opposition.

The Raiders have been perennial title challengers in recent seasons but, this year - as with the Wild women – find themselves stuck in an uncharacteristic mid-table position.  Again, like the Wild women they have been narrowly beaten home and away by runaway league Caledonia Steel Queens, but they have won their last two games – at home against both Kingston and Sheffield - so may now feel that they are on a bit of a roll.

Both teams will be keen to improve on their current league positions so Sunday’s game is bound to be very fiercely contested.


The Wild Women face a fixture backlog in the latter part of the season as they are waiting to hear about rearranging two away games.

The game away to Kingston Diamonds in Hull that was scheduled to be played on 27th January had to be postponed as the ice-time was required for the Hull Seahawks NIHL Cup semi final game that needed to be played on that particular weekend, and the game away at Grimsby on 24th February was abandoned after a home player got seriously injured during the first period.

The Women’s league season runs until the end of May and it is hoped that suitable dates can be arranged for both of these outstanding games to be played.