Sarri: A lot of positives to build on

A first half double from the Greece international isn't enough to secure all three points.

By Heather Miller • 27 March 2023

By kyle Hemsley
Albion take a point on the road

Vea Sarri reflected on a frustrating afternoon for our women's first team after dropping a valuable two points against Reading in the WSL on Sunday.

A double from the 25-year-old gave Amy Merricks's team a two-goal lead at the break, but Reading came out fighting in second half to snatch a point. 

Sarri said, "It was frustrating, I thought that we definitely could've taken the three points but hopefully we can build on this performance. 

"In the first half we were really positive, on the front foot and got the goals, but in the second half we dropped off a little bit for them to get the goals. We did we did to stabilise after that, we had a few chances and could've still got the win but we must keep going.

"I think Reading really went after it, we weren't were expecting the first goal and they caught us out of possession, it's about how we react to it but we did well to get back into the game."

Despite the frustrating draw, the midfielder insisted that the squad must build on this momentum moving forward.

"I thought this was one of our best performances in terms of creating opportunities, it's paying off in a way," she continued. I'm sure we'll start to pick up points - the group are gaining momentum and stability. It's disappointing but we're not going to stop, it's going to turn round.


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Sarri: A lot of positives to build on

"We need to build on the performance first half, we need to focus on that, because that was probably the best that we've played. There are a lot of positives to build on.

"It's disappointing but we shouldn't be disheartened, we played some really good football in the game and we need to keep our heads high to keep going, pick up points and climb that table."