The Blues will be looking to emulate last weekend’s performance as they take on Watford this Sunday. After the impressive 0-4 win against Sheffield United, I would expect Darren Carter to stick with the same side to build on that impressive performance and to keep the momentum going.
The Golden Girls were promoted to the Barclays Women’s Championship at the end of last season, beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the (now, rightly, scrapped) play-off between the FAWNL Northern and Southern Division champions. It’s been a tricky start to life in the Championship though, as Watford have won one of their last five league games, losing the last four. Watford find themselves second bottom only on goal difference with Lewes, who they lost 1-2 to last weekend.
Last Time Out
I couldn’t recall a time we had actually played Watford, but I did some digging and, with the help of Craig Hadley (Blues Women’s Supporters Group Chair and stats wizard), found that we last played Watford in 2009! The game ended 2-2 with Izzy Christiansen getting both goals for The Blues.
With Watford being a fairly new entity for Blues, and their need to get some more points on the board, I think Watford will definitely be up for it. Despite four losses out of their last five, the games have been closely contended by The Golden Girls. I think they’ll start strong and get a goal, but I do think if we play like we did last weekend, and just play our game, we can get a comfortable 3-1 win.
Sunday’s game will be dedicated to the wonderful Blues Women’s Supporters Group and they will have songbooks to hand out, so everyone can join in with creating a great atmosphere at St Andrew’s. They will be outside and in and around the ground, so make sure you come and say hello!
See you there, Bluenoses!