Exeter City Women are back on the road this weekend as they face Southampton Women’s FC in search of a seventh successive National League victory.
It has been a difficult Summer for the Sirens, with long serving Manager Aaron Smith departing alongside a host of the Club’s top performers. Shannon Albuery, Becky Barron-Clark, Rachel Okoro, Lauren Cheshire, Jasmin Nassar, Hope Suominen, Sian Wylie, Emma-Jane May and Ellie Parker have all either departed or retired, leaving a big rebuild for new Manager Jamie Lloyd Davies.
With such a large number of changes, the start to the season has been unsurprisingly difficult. However, after beginning with four defeats, the Sirens are unbeaten in the last four games, victories over Bridgwater United and Selsey accompanied by draws against Abingdon United and Portishead Town as the new squad gather momentum. A player who continues to shine in Hampshire and will be one to watch on Sunday is Brittany Jeal, the talented midfielder with four goals to her name already this campaign.
Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley’s side will travel with confidence after two victories already this week, the relentless need to keep winning already ingrained in this City squad. With only two more league games scheduled before Christmas and attention turning to Cup competitions after this week, this is an important weekend for the front runners in the league, with third placed Swindon Town and First placed AFC Bournemouth going head-to-head as the Grecians travel along the coast.