Lionesses Search for Win Continues

A dominant second-half performance was not enough for Millwall Lionesses to secure a win, as Marcus Lee reports.

Millwall Lionesses suffered their second loss of the Women’s Super League Spring Series to Sheffield FC, losing 2-1 in a very closely contested game.

Skipper Ashlee Hincks thought the team deserved more from the game and said: “I think we definitely deserved more today, we drew against them twice last season and we really wanted to come and get the three points today.”

Sheffield stole the lead after nine minutes as Hannah Cain fired a ball into the box that went through everyone to roll into the bottom corner.

Then in the 36th minute Sophie Jones made it two for Sheffield, as her long-range shot clipped the underside of the bar and just crossed the line according to the linesman. The Millwall players protested this decision but the referee agreed with his linesman and the goal stood.

Instantly

Millwall refused to feel sorry for themselves and instantly responded only two minutes later, as Ashlee Hincks ran onto a through ball and calmly slotted it home into the bottom-right corner.

Hincks said: “It’s always nice to get on the score sheet, but I’d much rather us get the three points. It is nice as a striker to score, but it’s not really about that.”

Dominant

Hincks also commented on the team’s performance saying: “Barring the first 20 minutes, I think we was completely dominant in the game and I think we were really unlucky. We had a chance at 2-1 which we should’ve scored to make it 2-2, but I feel disappointed today.”

Next week Millwall travel to Aston Villa and Hincks spoke of the importance of gaining all three points in this game: “We target three points in every game we turn up in and I think now with there only being nine games in the season we have to go and get three points next week, because otherwise before you know it we’re rock bottom with zero points.”


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