Birmingham news Davies rues 'lack of ruthlessness' in Villa Women's Conti Cup exit MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - A late goal from Stine Larsen wasn’t enough for Villa as they were beaten 2-1 by Bristol City
Breaking News ! Aston Villa boss Gemma Davies was left feeling frustrated as her side bowed out of the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup at the quarter-final stage. Against fellow Barclays FA Women’s Super League opponents Bristol City, Villa fell to a 2-1 defeat thanks to two quickfire second-half goals from Ebony Salmon. Stine Larsen got on the scoresheet in the final five minutes for the visitors but it wasn’t enough to book them a place in the final four of the competition and Davies believed that although Villa played well, they lacked a clinical edge. “Ultimately the game came down to our lack of ruthlessness in both boxes really,” Davies said. “I think we played some terrific football at times. I think our combinations in key spaces were excellent. “We created some really good opportunities, but we just lacked that little bit of ruthlessness when it really mattered.” Read More Related Articles Aston Villa boss Davies tips Hayles as star of the future despite United loss Read More Related Articles Aston Villa Women confirm positive coronavirus test as matches are postponed The defeat provided Davies with some positive signs about the direction her side are heading in but also sparked plenty of work-ons for the remainder of the campaign.
. Davies added: “On the whole we are frustrated. But taking and stripping back the emotion of the game, I think it has really highlighted our progression. “Some of what you saw in this game, you would not have seen from us a few months ago. It’s now the finer details that we need to work on to succeed at this level. “Their goalkeeper had a very good game, she kept them in the game for sure, but ultimately we have got to make her work harder. “We have got to do things with more purpose in those areas. It’s a lesson learnt, but we have not got time to dwell on it or feel sorry for ourselves, we have 72 hours before our next fixture!”
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