Everton Women face Aston Villa at Walton Hall Park this weekend with manager Brian Sorensen in optimistic mood.

The Blues fell to a narrow 0-1 defeat in the FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea last Sunday.

But Sorensen believes there is optimism around the spirited performance.

Sorensen calls for consistency

Speaking to the press after the defeat, he said: “Hopefully, now we can get a bit of consistency, keeping people healthy that can help us.

“We just need to look forward to the next game and finish this year off on a good note.

“Hopefully next year, we can play with the same starting 11 for more than just one game at a time.

“I think we have the players but we need people to be healthy and fresh, plus more of an impact from the bench.

“We want to finish as good as we can. We want to climb in the League.”

Everton women huddled after Chelsea defeat.
Everton women huddled after Chelsea defeat.

Opposition view

The Villains sit 8th in the Women’s Super League two points ahead of the Toffees.

Villa could jump to 6th with a convincing win.

Last time out, Carla Ward’s side fell to a 4-0 defeat against Arsenal.

They will be looking to improve in defence having previously conceded eight goals in their last two games.

One to watch

Martina Piemonte impressed with her hold-up play against Chelsea and will be looking to make an impact this week.

The Italian has suffered an injury-hit campaign but has still contributed to the win over West Ham United also netting in a 2-2 draw against Bristol City in November.


Martina Piemonte.
Martina Piemonte.

Where to watch

The game will be available to watch on the FA Player.