Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Bleazard Foussed For Villa Visit

21 May 2016


Yeovil Town have made a strong start to the WSL 2 season, losing just a single game so far, and sit second behind Everton on goal difference.

And midfielder Helen Bleazard is expecting a difficult game against Villa who have caused the Lady Glovers problems in the past.

“They have been a bit of a bogey team for us in the last few seasons – we have dominated our matches against them but not had the results, so we will be trying to put that right," she said.

“They have lost a few players but recruited well and got some young players in.

“Young players might be inexperienced but I do not think you can ever call young players a weakness, they have no fear, they come into the league not knowing what to expect and can be a surprise package.

“We don’t take any team lightly, we treat everyone with the utmost respect, we just need to focus on ourselves.

“For us it’s about playing our own game, if we play our way we can win, we did that against Millwall and got a fantastic 4-0 away win – that’s how we have to approach every game.”

Defender Chloe Jones believes a win for Aston Villa over Yeovil Town on Sunday will put them in good shape to push for promotion from FA Women’s Super League 2.

Jones has returned to Aston Villa after a spell with Aland United in Finland but was straight back into the starting XI for the 2-0 defeat to Everton on Tuesday.

The defeat left Villa with three wins and three losses from their opening six games, four points behind Everton, Yeovil and Bristol City at the top of WSL 2.

“I think we should be in contention for promotion when you consider the players we have got,” she said.

“It’s imperative we do get a result against Yeovil, if we do that puts us in good shape.

“We want to bounce back with not only a good result, but a good performance. The games against the teams around us are going to be the most important.

“I’m really happy to be back at Aston Villa. It feels like I’ve never been away.

“Playing abroad is something I have always wanted to do, so when the opportunity arose I couldn’t say no.

“I feel like I developed as a player over there and learnt more about the game playing alongside international players.”

The game kicks off at 2.00pm at Huish Park (ticket information here).

Advertisement block