Brighton & Hove Albion defender Victoria Williams says lessons will be learned from the first two games against Yeovil Town this season, and is refusing to underestimate the threat from the FA Women’s Super League bottom club.
Albion have recorded 2-1 and 4-1 victories over the Glovers respectively in league and cup competitions so far this campaign, and Williams spoke about the importance of gaining another win on Wednesday.
She said, “Every game is big for us in terms of the progress we want to make as a squad and club, but we can’t deny from where we are in the table that this game is bigger game than most.
“We’ve played them twice now; they are very aggressive on the counter-attack and we’ve conceded against them both times.
“It’s important for us to put on a good display defensively, but we also know our capabilities on the attack. We’ve been working on the best ways to execute our game plan.”
The Seagulls centre-back also spoke about the upturn in form since the turn of the year, and explained how the hard work on the training pitch is starting to pay off.
“The team is coming together now, and the first half of the season was a big learning period for us.
“Things are now starting to click into place. We’ve always worked hard, but now we’re receiving the rewards for that hard work.
“When you’re picking up points, you’re gaining confidence, so we’re a confident team at the moment.”
Williams hailed the strength in depth within the current Albion squad, and believes it is testament to every player and the hard work done off the pitch to cope with a number of injuries.
“One of the best things about this squad is we have a lot of options and people to fill in when they need to.
“Everyone pays attention to all the analysis work that’s done, meaning it’s often a seamless transition when anyone new comes into the squad.”