The FA Women’s Super League – Previews – Fixtures – Sunday, March 14

Sunday, March 14
FA Women’s Super League
Reading Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women (2pm)
Spurs head to Reading looking to arrest an alarming slump that has seen them lose each of their last four FAWSL outings.

The most recent, a 2-0 setback at Brighton, left Head Coach, Rehanne Skinner frustrated over teh Lilywhites lack of killer instinct: “We could have created more chances in the first half,” she told Spurs TV

“As we started to create more chances, we just couldn’t get the ball over the line. On a different day those chances go in, we have hit the crossbar three times, it’s unfortunately the rub of the green on the day. We have to be much more on the front foot from start to finish.”

FA Women’s Continental League Cup final
Bristol City v Chelsea (2:30pm)
Chelse will be hot favourites to lift the FA Women’s Continental League Cup as they continue spinning plates in a bid for further honours.

Blues warmed up for the Vicarage Road showpiece event with a hard-fought 2-0 FAWSL victory over West Ham United followed by Champion League progress as Athletico Madrid were dispatched 3-1 on aggregate.

Speaking to www.thefa.com after that 2-0 win at the Chigwell Construction Stadium, Blues boss, Emma Hayes, enthused: “I thought it was a really professional performance. The early goal really helped as the conditions and the pitch didn’t really allow us to play our usual game.

“They executed the game plan I asked them to. I’m happy for both Beth and Sam in terms of their contributions to each other’s goals but I’m really delighted for Musovic’s debut. I think she showed all her qualities and why we signed her.

“We have to roll with one game at a time. Games like this used to be a challenge for us in the past, and that’s where I think we’ve grown. We can come to places and do what’s necessary. It isn’t always about playing the type of football we want to, but doing the right things at the right times.

“It’s about getting a job done, and we spoke about that at half time. It was great to get two early goals in each half and I think that settled the team; we thoroughly deserved to win the game.”

Bristol City should not be underestimated. The Robins have improved under the guidance of former Hammers boss, Matt Beard and moved off the bottom of the FAWSL table with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Reading last time out.

FA Women’s Championship
Blackburn Ladies v Lewes Women
Durham Women v Leicester City Women
Liverpool Women v Coventry United Ladies
Sheffield United Women v Charlton Athletic Women

FA Women’s National League – Northern Premier Division
Derby Ladies v Middlesbrough Ladies
Huddersfield Town Ladies v Sheffield Ladies
Hull City Ladies v Nottm Forest Ladies
Loughborough Foxes WFC v Fylde Ladies
Stoke Ladies v Burnley Women
Sunderland Ladies v West Bromwich Albion WFC

FA Women’s National League – Southern Premier Division
Crawley Wasps Ladies v Keynsham Ladies
Gillingham Ladies v Portsmouth Ladies
MK Dons Ladies v Chichester & Selsey Ladies
Oxford United Women v Plymouth Argyle Ladies
Yeovil United v Hounslow WFC
Watford Ladies v Cardiff Ladies

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Brian Jeeves

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