Friday 13 April 2018

Jones Rues First Half Display

Chloe Jones felt Aston Villa Ladies were much better in the second half of their 2-1 defeat to London Bees on Thursday night

Chloe Jones feels Aston Villa Ladies benefitted from taking a more aggressive approach to the game in the second half of their game against London Bees.

The visitors found themselves 2-0 down at half-time at The Hive before the introduction of strikers Ebony Salmon and Elizabeta Ejupi prompted a shift in tactics at the break.

And despite a much-improved second half display, Salmon’s consolation strike was all they had to show for their efforts.

Jones said: "In the second half, we did to them what they did to us in the first half, so it was a completely different game and we were a lot more direct.

"We went to put the ball down, rather than wait for them to come and intercept it, so we were very much more aggressive in the second half.

Salmon has frightened defenders up and down the league this season with her raw pace and Jones felt it added an extra dynamic to the team.

"In the second half, the players that came on brought pace and speed and I think any defence is going to be threatened by that," Jones said.

"We kind of pinned them back a bit and did something that we probably should have done in the first half."

Villa travel to the capital once again next week when they take on Millwall Lionesses on Thursday.

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