Women's football news
Written by: Jack
We’re back on the road tomorrow as Scott Booth’s side travel to Kent, to face second-place London City Lionesses in the Barclays Women’s Super League.
The Rooks got back to winning ways in the league vs. Sunderland last week and Scott was relieved to get three points back on the table.
“I think against Sunderland, we had some really good spells, played some good football, maybe just at times we lacked a bit of detail here and there to turn those good situations in possession, into chances or goals.
“That said, we always talk about the fact that every competitive game in the Championship is difficult, they’re all competitive fixtures.
“But we won 2-0, clean-sheet and a couple of goals, good from set-plays, other opportunities as well so all in all very happy to get the three points and it was very nice to get three points again in the league after a real tough run of fixtures.
“I must admit that during any game in the Championship, you’re never that comfortable, they came with their own game-plan as well, changed formation a bit and to be honest there were moments where I felt we were comfortable.
“There were times we could have put the game to bed, the second goal obviously did that so it would have been nice to do that a bit earlier but two goals and a clean sheet, I’m happy with that.”
This week saw Rooks’ midfielder, Amelia Hazard, nominated for player of the week, and Scott has been really impressed with her development.
“Haz has worked really hard this season at her game, she’s trying to give her game different dimensions. She’s always going to be athletic, always going to give us energy, and we know that, it’s something we will always get from her.
“But she is also now trying to improve her all-round game, and I think she deserves the mention that she’s got this week, her energy in the middle of the park was really important to us on Sunday.”
Looking ahead to Sunday’s opponents Scott believes his side have come a long way since their 0-0 draw at the Pan but knows London City will have a point to prove.
“London City haven’t had many poor results, not that their result on Sunday was a poor result, but what I mean is they will now be looking to bounce back because they’re right there at the top and need to keep winning.
“They’re trying to stay on the tails of Bristol City but I know they will come out fighting and we know how tough the game will be but of course looking forward to it.
“Every game presents different challenges and this one does again, we feel we’re in a better place from when we had them at the Pan, and hopefully we can offer more this time and get another win.”
We return to the Dripping Pan on Mother’s Day where we welcome Manchester United to town in the FA Cup Quarter-Final.
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