Williams: Clinical Albion getting their rewards

Only two WSL sides have scored more goals than Albion after 2-1 win over Spurs.

By Bruce Talbot • 11 October 2021

By Kyle Hemsley
Victoria Williams scored her second goal of the campaign on Sunday.

Albion are reaping the rewards for being more clinical in front of goal, according to captain Victoria Williams.

The defender scored her second goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over previously unbeaten Tottenham which lifted Albion to fifth in the WSL table.

Albion have scored ten goals in their first five league games, a tally which took them 15 matches to accumulate last season. Only the top two - Arsenal and Chelsea - have scored more goals.

Williams said, “I discussed with Hope at the beginning of the season about contributing more goals so it’s great to already have two. They have both been from corners and scoring more from set pieces is an area we have worked a lot on.

“It doesn’t matter who scores of course but taking our chances is something we are all working on. In the past we have sometimes not done that and it can cost you points.”

Williams felt Albion deserved to beat Spurs, having gone ahead through Geummin Lee and also hit the bar twice.

“We’re over the moon, especially to beat a side who had won all four games before. We had a difficult game at Chelsea the week before but there were positives in our second-half performance. We wanted to get back on track and that’s what we did. We respected Spurs but I felt we did enough to deserve the three points.

“The only disappointment was conceding so soon after I’d scored to make it 2-0, but we managed to see the rest of the game out.”

By Kyle Hemsley
Victoria Williams stabbed home Albion's second goal against Spurs.

Albion head to St Andrew’s on Wednesday to play Birmingham City in their first Group E fixture in the Continental League Cup, their last game for 18 days.

“It’s a competition we want to do well in and it’s important that we build some momentum to take into the international break,” said Williams.

“We’ve got a few players carrying niggles and after Wednesday it will give us the chance to reset and the players going on international duty, which is always a great honour, will keep playing and ticking over.”