WSL | Yeovil Town’s Ellen Curson “We’re in the league to compete”

Yeovil Town Ladies Captain Ellen Curson talked of the steep learning curve for her side following their heavy 5-1 defeat away to Manchester City Women at the Academy Stadium.


Asked if, despite the result, they felt that the WSL2 Champions were making progress Curson responded; “As a team I do feel like we are getting somewhere. It feels a lot different to a couple of weeks ago when we lost 6-0. We’re not happy, we’re not happy taking a loss like that, otherwise there’s no point us being here. We’re in the league to compete and I feel like we are getting somewhere. It’s disappointing but every game that we play we are learning from it.”


Curson was positive though that winning football matches was in their immediate future; “One thing we do have as a squad is we have fight, and we go out there with that fight and every team that we face we will give them a game.”


“We need to get some points on the table, especially with us being in this league in September, we need to learn how to win and how to play out games.”


Curson was very candid on the differences between WS1 and WSL2 with Yeovil being one of only two part time teams in the Women’s top flight; “We’re at a level where we can match but unfortunately we don’t have the facilities or the structure in place that we can train every day, we’re not as lucky as some clubs. A lot of us have full time jobs which is another comparison.  The biggest step up the biggest difference is the technical ability and the pace of the game.”


“In my eyes the league is kind of split into two, there’s the top four who are competing for the top four and then there’s the bottom lot competing to stay in the league. Unfortunately, the women’s game being what it is I don’t think that will change for a while.  Unfortunately football comes down to money again.”


Yeovil Town currently sit bottom of the WSL1 Springs Series table pointless after six games and welcome Yeovil Town to Huish Park next Sunday.


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