Powell: We've made progress

Head coach reflects on 1-1 draw against Everton in final game of the Women's Super League season.

By Bruce Talbot • 08 May 2022

By Kyle Hemsley
Hope Powell was pleased with Albion's performance in the 1-1 draw against Everton.

Hope Powell believes Albion have taken steps in the right direction this season after their Women's Super League season ended with a 1-1 draw at home to Everton.

Aileen Whelan's fourth goal of the season - and second this campaign against Everton - earned Albion a deserved point after Nathalie Bjorn had put the visitors in front just before the break.

Albion were hoping to finish with a record number of wins and points in the WSL but had to settle for seventh place, one lower than last season.

"It would have been nice to finish with those records broken but it feels like we have progressed this season and that's the most important thing," said Powell. "I say it every season but it's been really tough. There is still a lot of work to do but the foundations are definitely in place.

Inessa Kaagman takes on an Everton defender.

"Everything is in place to support the players off the pitch but it's the consistency in our play which means we've dropped some unnecessary points this season.

"We will review it in the summer and try and bring in more and better players."

On the game itself, Powell added, "I really enjoyed the spirit of the team to come from a goal down. Both teams showcased the best of themselves. Both teams looked tired at the end and I think everyone, players and staff, need a rest now."