2019/20 Season Opponents - Aston Villa Ladies
Report by Greg Carter
Page last updated at 2:47PM UTC, Wednesday, 12 June 2019
This will be the first in a series of articles covering all of the opponents the Addicks will face in their upcoming season. The first in the list is Aston Villa Ladies. Below is some of the key information for fans to know about the club before the season starts.
Aston Villa Ladies were originally formed in 1973 as Solihull FC. In 1989 the club became affiliated with Aston Villa and the name changed to become Aston Villa Ladies. In 2014 Aston Villa joined the WSL 2, which has since been rebranded as The FA Women’s Championship.
Gemma Davies is the current head coach of Aston Villa. Davies is an A license coach and started coaching since she was 15. She worked her way up through her coaching badges as well as previously having coaching roles with Birmingham City Ladies, Derby County Ladies and Coventry United Ladies.
The West Midland side play their games at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground which they share with Boldmere St Michael. The ground has a capacity of around 2500.
Where did they finish last year?
After Villa finished in sixth place after a slow start to the season which saw them win just one game in their first nine matches. A fantastic run from December saw Aston Villa gain momentum with some big wins including a 5-1 victory over Sheffield United Women.
How did the Addicks fare against them last season?
The Addicks faced Aston Villa in their first ever FA Women’s Championship match and came away with a 2-0 victory. A strong dominating performance from the Addicks with two goals both coming from great team play between Kit Graham and Gemma Bryan.
It was a completely different match in the reverse fixture with a strong performance from the West Midland side outperforming the Addicks to win 2-0.
The next article will be looking at newly promoted side Blackburn Rovers Ladies.
Written by Greg Carter