Women's Team

Siobhan Hodgetts-Still & Olivia Rabjohn react to Halifax victory

A close up picture of Siobhan Hodgetts-Still's face

Albion Women head coach Siobhan Hodgetts-Still believes her side were “brilliant” in their 1-0 win over Halifax in the FA WNL Northern Premier Division on Sunday.

The Baggies made it four games unbeaten with three points thanks to a single goal from Delphi Cole, who drilled home within the first 10 minutes.

Hodgetts-Still says despite a testing week in which they’ve played three times in seven days, her squad continue to amaze.

She said: “I’m really happy with that. To come here and pick up three points after the hard week we’ve had just shows the character we have in the squad.­

“I’m delighted with the win. The fact we’ve had three games in close proximity and collected seven points has made me very proud.

“We knew it would be hard, it was a great game away last month. I think the players dug deep and grafted for each other.

“We got the win I thought we were good enough for in the end. Halifax made it hard for us and they were physical, they stayed in the game and made things difficult.

“The defensive display from the team was brilliant. For us to go and get that win tops the week off.”

Meanwhile, winger Olivia Rabjohn says she’s “loving” her football after yet another goal contribution in Sunday’s success.

The forward made it six assists and two goals in her last four matches after setting up Cole.

Rabjohn insists the whole squad are delighted with the unbeaten sequence and are determined to extend it in the coming fixtures. 

Olivia Rabjohn in action for Albion Women wearing the home kit
Olivia Rabjohn is in fine form right now

She said: “I thought we were good. After a long week, we battled out there.

“We sometimes made it hard for ourselves but it was all about getting three points. We were all good in the end.

“I’m pretty tired, but it was good to get 90 minutes today to help the team.

“It was good to get one over on them. They were a bit lucky last time when we played them away.

“We were great today and deserved the result.

“I enjoyed the change and I feel comfortable playing narrow.

“It’s helpful to be able to change system when we need to. It gives us another string to our bow when playing different teams.

Olivia Rabjohn in action for Albion Women wearing the home kit

“I’m loving my football at the moment and that’s what it’s all about.”

The Baggies have gained plenty of momentum heading into a Black Country Derby clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Friday, March 22.

Ahead of the encounter, Hodgetts-Still said: “The players and staff will be full of confidence. There’s no better game to go into than Wolves at Molineux.

“We’re happy today but there’s work to do. We’ll plan for it this week and give it our best on Friday.”

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