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Match Pack: Aston Villa Women v Sheffield United Women

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Match Pack: Aston Villa Women v Sheffield United Women

Game details

Game: Aston Villa Women v Sheffield United Women
Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
Competition: Continental League Cup
Venue: Boldmere St Michaels FC
Kick-off: 7.30pm

At a glance

Aston Villa Women are back at Boldmere for the first time in 62 days when they take on Sheffield United in the League Cup on Saturday.

After a game at Villa Park and several away matches, Gemma Davies team will step out on home turf looking to pick up their first points of the group stage.

A 3-0 defeat to Durham left them bottom of the table after one match, but there are four games remaining to turn it around.

Buoyed by five straight league wins, Villa will be looking to follow up a 3-2 victory against the Blades earlier in the season with another victory.

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Team news

Head Coach Gemma Davies rotated her squad for the first group stage match, and she could do the same again for Sheffield.

Jade Richards, Kerri Welsh and Shania Hayles could be in line to start against the Blades.

Meanwhile, Daniela Kosinska may continue in goal after Sian Rogers missed Saturday’s 4-0 win against Charlton through injury.

There is also promising news with last year’s top goal scorer Jodie Hutton stepping up her recovery and returning to training, although this match may come too soon for the winger.

Alice Hassall is the only long-term absentee after she underwent surgery in the summer.

Tickets

A new pricing structure is in operation for Women’s games during the 2019/20 season, meaning fans will save money by buying online in advance of a fixture. 

Tickets cost £5 adults and £2 concessions (U18 and O65) when buying online, as opposed to £7 adults and £3 concessions when purchasing at the turnstile on the day.

You can buy your tickets here. There are also changes for men’s Season Ticket Holders, who will need to claim their free ticket online ahead of any fixture. 

If the free ticket has not been claimed, men’s Season Ticket Holders will be required to pay the On The Day price of £7 adults and £3 concessions. 

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The Boss

Gemma Davies

“This will be the second time this season we have played Sheffield United - we know a lot about them and the danger they pose.

“We’re expecting them to look a little different from the first league game, given their recent additions, but as ever, we will prepare well during the week and the team will be more than ready for it.

“We have made a positive start to the season, with some promising performances to build on moving into what will be a very busy and important period for us.”

Greg  Styles
By @GregStyles91 16th October 2019