FA Women’s Super League 2: Ashleigh Neville hoping Tottenham Hotspur Ladies learn from latest loss

Bianca Baptiste in action for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies at Doncaster Rovers Belles (pic: Che Wheatley

Bianca Baptiste in action for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies at Doncaster Rovers Belles (pic: Che Wheatley). - Credit: Archant

Karen Hills’ team suffered a 3-0 defeat against Doncaster Rovers Belles on Sunday, but will aim to bounce back against Millwall Lionesses tonight

Ashleigh Neville says Tottenham Hotspur Ladies learnt a great deal from Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Doncaster Rovers Belles and will implement those changes against Millwall Lionesses in the FA Women’s Super League 2 tonight (Wednesday).

The Lilywhites were fluid in their play during an end-to-end first half at the Keepmoat Stadium, but didn’t take advantage of opportunities which led to frustration and fruitless spoils.

And the athletic defender says they’re raring to get back into league action at Cheshunt FC tonight and display what they’re capable of achieving.

“It was a tough defeat to take after our first half performance, where I thought we looked the better team,” said Neville.


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“We will learn from our second half performance and push forward into the game against Millwall. We’ll focus more on working well under pressure and being composed on the ball.

“When playing the top teams in the league, you have very few chances so it is vital we take them when they arise! The whole team are excited for the game as we want to get a good performance in and put Sunday behind us.”

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The Lionesses are another team yet to taste defeat this campaign, nevertheless, Neville says Karen Hills’ side possess the hard working mannerisms it will take to shine bright and play with no fear.

She continued: “Millwall are going great at the moment, but I think we have a squad that can go out and get us the win we are looking for!

“We’re the underdogs I guess, so we need to go out there and put everything on the line for each other.”

And part of that fearless mentality, Neville finished, comes from the extra motivation that’s driven from the home faithful who she feels will give them the ability to regroup through adversity and return to winning ways.

“We love playing at home with all the amazing supporters we get,” she finished. “We want to put a performance on that they will enjoy and give them the three points we all deserve!”

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