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30 January 2020

BURTON Albion Ladies face a tough away trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, as they travel to the CKW Stadium on Sunday 2 February (kick-off 2pm).

The match comes after a closely-fought match away at Doncaster Rovers Belles last weekend, which saw the Brewers unfortunate to come away with nothing following a “very good performance”.

“The performance was very good but we were disappointed,” said manager James Billings. “It was the first game we have felt collectively that we have dropped points, and we thought it was a game we should have got something out of but were unlucky not to.”

Albion were holding Belles to a goalless draw on their home turf, until Doncaster managed to get a shot away and take a lead in the 70th minute.

“It was as simple as someone switching off and they got a shot off. They grew a little off the goal but we found our feet and denied a couple of chances that they had and grew back into it in the five minutes or so after.

“They went back within themselves a little as we put our foot on the gas and caused them problems. We picked up on some of the fouls they were making too, but Doncaster’s second came on a counter attack.”

Billings was happy with the overall performance from his side however.

“As a whole, for the 90 minutes, I can’t really fault them at all apart from two minutes; a minute for each goal.”

The next trip is to Wolverhampton Wanderers and the CKW Stadium, where they face an in-form Wolves side who beat Long Eaton United 4-0 at the weekend.

“They are top of the league, it will be a tough game and they are going to win the league in my opinion.

“But we still have to set out our stall and get something from the game where possible. Never say never and we always go into every game trying to get something out of it.

“We will set up to compete and challenge as much as we can.”

You can watch Burton Albion Ladies face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 2 February, at the CKW Stadium, Pitch 1, Castlecroft Road, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, WV3 8NA. Kick-off 2pm.

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