WE CAN STILL GO UP, SAYS YEOVIL SKIP­PER

The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY - By Sheri­dan Robins

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.”

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