FA Women’s Super League bottom club Yeovil Town will revert to part-time football next season with the club set to compete in the second tier of the women’s game for the first time since 2016.
It has been an exceptionally tough campaign for The Lady Glovers which has seen the club take on many sides with greater financial resources while their own battle to maintain a competitive full-time budget is sadly coming to an end.
Despite ending the season bottom of the FA Women’s Super League table, there have been so many positives for the Somerset club to take from their on-field performances. We have identified three players who will undoubtedly go down as heroes in their fans’ minds.
Goalkeeper Megan Walsh has been the star of the show for Yeovil Town, making save after save virtually every week and earning the plaudits for doing so.
Despite conceding more goals than any other goalkeeper in the league this season (she has also made the most saves), Walsh has shown moments of being a world class keeper and it is surely only a matter of time until England manager Phil Neville takes note of her talent.
The 24-year-old will almost certainly be on the radar of top flight clubs this summer and she will be the player who Yeovil Town may be powerless to retain.
Welsh international defender Nicola Cousins is one of the most experienced faces in the Yeovil Town squad at the age of 30. The centre-back has been with The Lady Glovers since 2014 and has played her part in the club’s successes in recent seasons.
Now a Yeovil Town centurion after making her 100th first team appearance against Arsenal in February, Cousins has been the glue in The Lady Glovers’ defensive unit.
With so many young players in the Yeovil Town squad, Cousins has been a huge asset to the club and her experience is likely to play a part in the development of her younger teammates for many years to come.
Midfielder Ellie Mason followed manager Lee Burch to Yeovil Town last summer after impressing at previous club Millwall Lionesses. Versatility is one of the player’s strengths with Mason able to operate in either midfield or attack.
Mason has successfully made the step up to the FA Women’s Super League, topping the Yeovil Town goalscoring charts in the process with three goals.
The midfielder has led by example this season and boasts a real work ethic and you get the feeling that we haven’t seen the last of her in the top flight.