BURTON Albion Ladies have found it tough in their opening few games of the season, however there is optimism around the squad that they can settle into the season quickly and find the right formula to help the side move in the right direction - ahead of their away trip to Sporting Khalsa tonight.
With league defeats against Leicester United and Wolves, the start to the FAWNL Division One Midlands season hasn’t gone as planned for the Brewers.
However, a new home at Rocester Football Club and some encouraging performances has given Ladies First Team Manager Lucy Jelf some encouragement moving into the next upcoming fixtures.
“We have had a tough start to the season, with a couple of strong teams who have really come at us in our opening games," said Jelf.
"However we are hoping to settle into the league further over the next three games against our upcoming opposition.
“Playing at Rocester so far has been great and they have been very welcoming with supporting us in all aspects of a match day. The pitch is in great condition which always helps so it is really starting to feel like home already.”
On Sunday, the Brewers faced a strong Wolves Women outfit with Albion falling to defeat at their new home, Hillsfield.
Wolves showed a real sharpness in behind which lead to them taking a quick lead, Ellie Milsom restored parity for the home side before Wolves stormed to a healthy half-time lead.
The away side continued in the same vein before Laura McQuilkin converted from the spot for the Brewers to finalise the score line.
Jelf’s side did show a threat throughout the game but the lead leaders were simply ruthless when in front of goal.
Next up for Albion are league trips on the road to Sporting Khalsa and Solihull Moors before returning to Hillsfield to face Solihull in the cup.
The Brewers take on Khalsa tonight at the Aspray Arena (WV13 3BB) - make sure to head down and back the Brewers this evening!