Nadine Hassen’s bullet header secured Gemma Davies’ side all thee points against Lewes Women and Aston Villa are now three points clear at the top of the Women’s Championship whilst Lewes have dropped one place to 7th.
Villa struggled to maintain possession in the early stages however slowly grew into the game as Emma Follis’ shot was saved by the visitor’s goalkeeper. Sophie Haywood failed to hit the target for the home side in the 28th minute after she side footed the ball over the bar.
Despite Aston Villa Women’s struggle to take advantage of their attacking opportunities, they continued to win their physical battles with captain Elisha N’Dow impressing the Villa faithful in attendance with her composure on the ball and physicality.
During the last few minutes of the first half Asmita Ale was denied the opening goal of the game with the defenders shot being blocked by a Lewes defender and Emily Syme’s shot was excellently saved by Faye Baker in the away side’s goal.
After a frustrating 45 minutes, Villa started brightly in the second half with Syme and Ewers missing the target by inches.
The East Sussex visitors were denied a goal after Lewes attacker Jess King was in an offside position but in the 52nd minute the home side opened the scoring. Nadine Hanssen’s powerful header beat a helpless Faye Baker in the net, a intricate finish from the Dutch international. Liam
Gemma Davies’ side looked reenergised after the opening goal of the game with full back Jodie Hutton making bursting runs down the left hand side whilst Marisa Ewers continued to test the Lewes’ goalkeeper throughout the second half. Aston Villa Women continued to dominate possession for the rest of the fixture, tiring the away side in the process and held on to secure their 7th win in the FA Women’s Championship this season.