Phillips: It's a huge win for us

Head coach delighted after 3-2 win lifts Albion up to tenth in the WSL.

By Bruce Talbot • 19 April 2023

By Kyle Hemsley
Melissa Phillips speaks to her squad after Albion's 3-2 win against Everton.

Head coach Melissa Phillips hailed a ‘huge win’ for her side after Albion moved off the bottom of the WSL with a 3-2 win over Everton on Wednesday.

Two goals by Elisabeth Terland and another from Katie Robinson lifted us up to tenth after our first WSL victory at the Broadfield Stadium this season.

Phillips, who was in charge for only her second game, said, “It’s a huge win. We can take so much from the game in terms of the feeling they will have and the belief it will give the players.

“Full credit to the girls, they wanted that result so much. There is so much belief and you could see that in the way we acted on the pitch. The job was to build on Saturday's performance [against Manchester United] and we certainly did that, although we know there are loads of areas for us to work on, but there is definitely growth in the performance.

By Kyle Hemsley
Poppy Pattinson and Vea Sarri celebrate our first league win since November.

“We are going to ask more of ourselves every single day because it’s not just the goal of the squad to win one game, but to continue to give a good account of ourselves for the rest of the season.”

"There are some common threads out of possession from the two games around which we can start to build an identity around but we want more. We want to keep more clean sheets and be more difficult to break down.”

Albion are back in action on Sunday against Liverpool at Prenton Park and Phillips says the whole squad will need to play their part between now and the end of the season. “We didn’t make loads of changes in a three-match week so we’ll need everyone to be a part of it with a game to come at the weekend," she added.