Aston Villa Women suffered a 1-2 defeat to Sheffield United in the Conti Cup at the Banks’s Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Let’s see how Adam Reapa who was in the stands rated the performance of our women in Claret and Blue.


Sian Rogers – 7.5

Rogers pulled off some great saves in the game and was brave on many occasions, including the save that saw her have to be withdrawn with a bloody lip.

Olivia McLoughlin – 9

Played multiple positions; starting at right-back and moving into the middle of the pitch.

She was involved in everything thing good in the first half, and changed the game in the second half!

Nat Haigh – 7

Haigh added some calm and composure at the back with a young partner in the first half.

Always tried to build from the back throughout the game.

Evie Rabjohn – 6.5

Made the step up and came face to face with Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Jess Clarke, players that have a wealth of experience and put in a good shift.

Jodie Hutton – 6.5

You know you always get 100% effort and desire from Jodie, but it just wasn’t a game she could affect too much, always puts the grind in for the team.

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Olivia Rabjohn – 6.5

At times we struggled in the midfield as Rabjohn came up against players like Maddy Cusack, who again is at the top of her game, she didn’t let our midfield settle into the game!

Laura Blindkilde-Brown – 8

Blindklide-Briwn was fantastic in the middle of the pitch, she drove Villa forward, was always in and around the play for Villa, winning the ball back and getting in behind the Sheffield United defence.

Ruesha Littlejohn – 6

Captain for the night but couldn’t get into the game.

She couldn’t make her mark and show her experience as we struggled in the midfield all game.

Gemma Davison – 6.5

Tried to link play up with the attackers and grew into the game a little, couldn’t quite add the wealth of her experience into the game.

Shania Hayles – 7

Should have had a free-kick followed by a penalty but the referee didn’t see or care for it!

Always runs and gets Villa forward but it looked like a knock saw her have to come off at a halftime!

Freya Gregory – 6.5

Freya tried to run the wings throughout the game but with her hard work couldnt find the finishing touch.

She was involved in build up to the goal!


Elisha N’Dow – 7 (On for Olivia Rabjohn 45)

You know Elisha is all heart and all action everytime she steps out onto the pitch and this was no different against Sheffield United in the second half.

Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah -8.5 (On for Shania Hayles 45)

Chantelle came on like a woman on a mission and was so unlucky only to leave with the one goal.

Hannah Hampton – 7.5 (On for Sian Rogers 76)

Hannah had to stop eating her chicken wrap and came on with some new shorts ready to get in goal.

In her time on the pitch still made a few fantastic saves to keep us in-game late on.

Isobel Goodwin – 8 (On for Ruesha Littlejohn 78)

Many know of Isobel’s return from injury; her minutes on the pitch showed her talent as she drove Villa forward. Showed real fight and class with so much more to come from Isobel!

Deearna Goodwin – 7.5 (On for Gemma Davison 78)

She showed she can drive Villa forward but also isnt afriad to track back. A real secret weapon and one for the future!

Mary McAteer – 6 (On for Freya Gregory 97)

McAteer didn’t have much time to do anything as she came on deep into injury time, but is a player to watch for the future.




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