BETH Lumsden is embracing the challenge as Oxford United Women face a tricky trip to Portsmouth.

The third-placed U’s visit a side only below them on goal difference in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier table.

United climbed the standings thanks to Tuesday’s excellent 5-1 win over MK Dons at Court Place Farm, when Lumsden scored twice.

Sunday's game is unlikely to be so straightforward, but the midfielder is feeling calm ahead of the trip to the south coast.

She said: “They’re going to be a tough side, but so is everyone in this league.

“We approach it the same as we approach any other game.

“We’ll go into it positive, then do our thing.”

United boosted their goal difference as well as their points tally with the victory over Dons, having lost 1-0 at Chichester and Selsey two days before.

Portsmouth have also enjoyed a 5-1 win this season, against Plymouth Argyle on the opening day, before they beat Cardiff City 1-0 last weekend.

They come into Sunday's game off the back of a defeat, though, having lost 3-2 at Crawley Wasps in midweek.