Yeovil Town Ladies FC
Liverpool FC Women
Sun 13 January 2019
Dorchester Town FC
MATCH PREVIEW: Yeovil return to action at home to the Reds
Sunday's opponents Liverpool Women have quite a history in the WSL, having won the league twice.
Back in 2013 and 2014, they won the title in remarkable fashion. The Reds had finished bottom of the WSL in both 2011 and 2012 but completed the incredible turnaround and have been competing every since.
Having been rebranded as Liverpool Football Club Women this season, they have already had a whirlwind of a season with a change of management just one match into the season.
Following an opening day defeat to current league leaders Arsenal , Neil Readfearn left his position as manager, in what was a shock to the Women’s Super League.
Former goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was then placed in interim charge – and was at the helm for the Glovers’ visit to Prenton Park back in October.
While the Reds had struggled in the early part of the season, they have improved and now sit seven points clear of the relegation zone in the WSL table.
On October 26th last year, Vicky Jepson was handed the full-time manager role after assisting Kirkland in the early months of the season. Kirkland is still on board as assistant manager and goalkeeping coach.
Jepson has been with the club since 2006 and previously held the role of development squad manager.
She seems to have revitalised the Reds, however, they suffered a tough 2-0 defeat last weekend at home to Brighton, in what was the Seagulls’ first away win of the season.
Last time Yeovil and Liverpool locked horns, the Reds came out on top thanks to a late winner from Jess Clarke. Kirsty Linnett had given the home side the lead before Annie Heatherson equalised for the Glovers but despite an excellent goalkeeping performance from Megan Walsh, Liverpool condemned Yeovil to defeat.
Liverpool certainly have goals in them and their top scorer is a well-known name in women’s football. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk – who was scintillating for Doncaster Belles – has scored six goals in 14 games so far this season and Yeovil will need to also keep Jess Clarke and Kirsty Linnett at bay if they are to halt their threat going forward.
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