Lionesses looking for WSL 2 revenge against London Bees

Monday 27 Jun 2016
Millwall Lionesses

Millwall Lionesses midfielder Emily Heaslip is looking for revenge when her side take on London Bees in FA WSL 2 on Wednesday.

It is the Lionesses’ first game back following the summer break as they look to build on their opening six games, which saw them accumulate six points.

And Heaslip is expecting a tough derby battle in Sutton, which will have added spice after the Lionesses were defeated by a last-gasp penalty when the two sides met in April.

Millwall Lionesses v London Bees

The FA WSL 2
7.45pm, Wednesday 29 June
Gander Green Lane, Sutton United
By Andrew Lawton

"We definitely feel like we owe the Bees one after they beat us with a 90th-minute penalty last time," she said.

"It’s never nice to lose a game you have dominated because of a late goal. It was one of those games where we did dominate but you have to put the ball in the net and kill the game off.

"We’re expecting a similar game this time but we’re looking to be more clinical.

"It’s always a good contest against the London Bees and we always want to beat each other more than other teams.

"Maybe against a side like Everton you’d say you might be happy with a draw but that’s not the case with the Bees."

The Bees are three points ahead of their London rivals after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday but have played two games more.

London Bees defender Ashleigh Goddard.

London Bees' Ashleigh Goddard is looking forward to Wednesday's trip to play Millwall Lionesses

Despite the short turnaround, midfielder Ashleigh Goddard, who has scored two league goals in eight appearances this season, believes the Bees will be fully prepared as they look to get one over their near neighbours.

"Millwall is always a big grudge match. There is confidence going into the match but we try to take each game as it comes," she said.

"We know Millwall is always a really good game. I don't know why, but it is always a big battle and I think both sides always really look forward to it.

"Both sides give it everything as we do in all our games, but I think we match each other pretty well and I don't expect any different this time round.

"There is still a long way to go this season, but the minimum that we want is a top-half finish.

"We want to compete with the best teams in our league, but we're just going to take each game as it comes and try to pick up as many points as possible along the way."

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By FA Staff