WE CAN STILL GO UP, SAYS YEOVIL SKIPPER
YEOVIL captain Natalie Haigh is adamant that her side will push Doncaster and Reading all the way in their quest for promotion, and believes playing at Huish Park today can only boost their chances.
The Glovers currently lie in third place in the WSL2, just six points off Reading in second.
The 26-year-old defender will lead the team out at the men’s home stadium for the second time this season when they face Everton who sit pretty in fourth.
“Everton is always a massive game and we always go all-out to win, but to be able to play football on such a great stage is even more of an incentive,”said an excited Haigh. “We have our game plan and we will stick to it, but we train even better if we know we are playing at Huish Park.The pitch is like a carpet and it is definitely an advantage for us.
“It will be daunting for Everton as the last time we played there the atmosphere was unbelievable.”
Both teams boast an unbeaten record in the league since the midseason break, adding even more spice to this fixture.
The Glovers made a 700mile round trip to Durham last weekend, where they picked up a crucial 1-0 win.
“We really needed that result on Sunday,” Haigh added. “It was a long trip, but it makes the journey a lot easier when you pick up three points. We have had some disappointing draws (against London Bees and AstonVilla) in recent weeks, so the confidence in the squad is back on a high.
“We probably should have scored three or four, but that seems to be the story of our season.We dominated and had plenty of chances but couldn’t put them away and that is something we need to work on. But if we win 1-0 on Sunday I’m not going to complain!”
With promotion resting on one of the top two slipping up, the Glovers skipper is realistic now that the endof-season showdown is now out of their hands.
She added: “We want to finish in third place at least and maybe even better.
“No one expected us to do as well as we have. Even if we don’t go up this year, I know we will be close to getting this club into the WSL1.
“It has been an honour to captain this side.”