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Match winner Follis: Our quality shone through

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Match winner Follis: Our quality shone through

Emma Follis scored the goal that took Aston Villa Women six points clear at the top of the FA Women’s Championship on Sunday.

The winger was in the right place to strike a second half winner in a 1-0 victory, dealing opponents Sheffield United a big blow in the title race.

Follis admitted afterwards that she struggled to contain her nerves in the build-up to the top of the table clash against the Blades.

She said: “I was really nervous before the game, I couldn’t eat but when the ball came I just thought, get your head over it and don’t celebrate too soon.

“It just so happened it went in. It was a great ball from Shania Hayles. The whole team has grafted so hard today.”

The result extended the team’s unbeaten league run to 16 games, stretching back to April last year.

Follis, who rejoined the club she supports in the summer, was full of praise for her teammates after they came through their latest test.

“The game was there for the taking at half-time,” she said.

"Throughout the game it was obviously a bit nerve-wracking. They are a good team and they made it difficult for us to play our football. They congest the areas where you want to play and they did make it hard for us.

“I think in the end our quality shone through and we were able to hit them on the break and win. To see all the girls celebrate at the end means everything.”

Greg  Styles
By @GregStyles91 13th January 2020