Aston Villa Women have picked up their third win on the bounce, with an emphatic victory over Coventry United Ladies.
Words: Regan Foy | @findfoy
Aston Villa Women, with a number of changes from their victory against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Women’s Super League on the weekend provided a dominating victory over Continental Cup opponents Coventry United this evening.
The opening attack of the game resulted in a goal, with Nadine Hanssen finishing it off for her first goal of the game. Work down the left hand side from Diana Silva and Emily Syme resulted in Syme squaring the ball across the goal for Hanssen to poke home.
Just three minutes later, in the 10th of the game, Nadine produced almost a carbon copy of the first goal for her second.
Emily Syme got in on the action after assisting the first before the 20 minute mark, with an audacious backheeled attempt after Emma Follis’ pass across goal found the midfielder alone at the far post.
And it was four before the half hour mark had struck, with Nadine Hanssen picking up her hat-trick with another prodded-home effort as the Dutch midfielder found herself in the right place at the right time.
In the second half, Jodie Hutton replaced Caroline Siems to get another 45 minutes under her belt.
Five minutes into the half and Aston Villa Women had made it five. Emma Follis was pushed in the box and dusted herself off to net the rewarded penalty with a sharp effort into the bottom right. A first goal of the season for the academy graduate.
Just six minutes later, and Portuguese international Diana Silva picked up her first goal for the club by latching onto a Hanssen cross and poking it into the net past Clark.
As the game edged past the hour mark, Elisha N’Dow and Marisa Ewers were replaced by Anita Asante and Shania Hayles.
Shania Hayles got in on the action ten minutes later by latching onto a parried effort on goal and tucking home her own first goal of the season. She bagged her brace just four minutes later as another squared ball put Coventry United Ladies to the slaughter.
With ten minutes left on the clock, Lisa Weiß made way for Charlotte Clarke after taking a knock in her own area – something to watch out for ahead of this weekend’s Second City Derby – as Clarke came on for her Aston Villa Women debut.
The side continued to push towards a ninth goal as the game trickled towards a conclusion, and picked it out with the final kick of the game as some inch-perfect build-up play found Jodie Hutton out on the left, who played a ball in to Shania Hayles. Hayles set up Diana Silva who chipped the ball into the right hand side of the net for her brace.
Great result ahead of the Blues game, Ladies!