Walsall Ladies are back in action this weekend as they face Wyrley Women’s Reserves on Sunday 20th October.
The Saddlers go into the game on the back of two successive defeats to Sutton Rangers who came away with a 4-2 victory last time out, extending their lead at the top of the table to 6 points. Despite the disappointing result, manager Jason Barrowclough was pleased with the performance of his team.
“I was extremely pleased with the performance,” said Barrowclough.
“To suffer another defeat was tough to take but I must give credit to the Ladies. They fought hard all the way to the end and didn’t give up at any stage in the match. Although we have lost another game in the season, we have learnt a lot from the two games against Sutton and they will only help us become stronger as a team and as individuals.”
Walsall Ladies captain Sophie Ball echoed Barrowclough’s words during the week and was also pleased with the attitude and application of the team.
“I am really proud of the team,” said Ball.
“We gave a good account of ourselves against Sutton and although it was disappointing to suffer back-to-back defeats, the spirit in the camp remains high. The last two games have almost helped us pick out those fine little details and hopefully we can use this to our advantage, starting with this Sunday.”
Sunday’s opponents Wyrley Women’s Reserves currently sit bottom of the table and are yet to record a win in the season thus far. In the first meeting between the two teams, the Saddlers came away with an emphatic 13-0 win at Dales Lane and although the table would suggest a win for the Ladies, Barrowclough isn’t taking anything for granted and is expecting a tough afternoon.
“Going into the game I am aware that Wyrley have had a couple of good results and performances of late so I am expecting a very tough game on Sunday,” Barrowclough added.
“They had some very good spells against ourselves when we played them at Dales Lane so I am taking nothing for granted as every game in this league is tough and any points you pick up are through hard-work.
“It will be tough but I am confident that the girls can bounce back and get a positive result at the weekend.”
Sunday’s game between Wyrley Women’s Reserves and Walsall Ladies kicks off at 2pm at Cardinal Griffin, Stafford Road, WS11 4AW.
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