It has been said many times that football is a crazy game. This was exemplified no more than Saturday afternoon’s encounter between Aston Villa and Bristol City in Walsall.
At 14:30 on Sunday, Bristol City will walk out at Vicarage Road for their first ever appearance in the Continental Cup final. It is a feat than even just a few weeks ago seemed slightly impossible.
This weekend’s Barclays FAWSL action started with a potentially significant fixture at Twerton Park as the relegation battle gathers pace. Brighton travelled to Bristol, sitting seven points over the league’s bottom side but well aware that in football the tide can turn very quickly.
Could this be the moment that will spark Bristol City’s season into life?
The Vixens have not had an easy time of it so far this campaign. They sit at the bottom of the Barclays FAWSL, having shipped 45 goals and without a win. But on a rainy Wednesday night in Twerton (what else does it do in the south west?!), they displayed the sort of resilience that might just give them a chance.
A second half masterclass saw Aston Villa gain a vital win over Bristol in bottom of the table clash.
Bristol capped off a rollercoaster ten days as they progressed to the quarterfinals of the Continental Cup.
Everton started the season on the front foot with a comfortable win over Bristol City.
Everton overcame Bristol at Ashton Gate in the FA Cup.
The 2018/19 FAWSL season begins this weekend. After some big changes over the summer, the top league in women’s football is now fully professional with a whole new look. We caught up with four clubs ahead of the new campaign: