Aston Villa midfielder Jodie Hutton believes that her side were fortunate to collect the three points against the FA Women’s Championship’s bottom club Charlton Athletic at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground this afternoon.
Gemma Davies’ side were 3-0 winners but had to wait until the 87th minute to make sure of the three points with substitute Emma Follis scoring the second goal of the game before Melissa Johnson netted the third in injury time.
When speaking to FAWSL Full-Time after the match, Hutton admitted that her side were a little fortunate to come away with the victory.
“It was very hard, we were lucky to come away with three points” said Hutton. “That performance in the second half was well below what we are capable of.
“We got the three points but it was a case that we were not at our best and Charlton came at us and we didn’t know how to cope with it.
“Charlton are a good side, their league position doesn’t show how good they are, they shouldn’t be bottom.”
Aston Villa are now a maximum of 16 points away from winning the league title but Hutton and her teammates are not getting too excited just yet.
She added “We talk about it (promotion) but we are taking it one game at a time.
“We’ve got Durham away next week which would be a massive point for us, never mind three points.
“We will just take it one game at a time and once we win the five games we can start thinking about promotion.”
Durham are now Aston Villa’s nearest challengers after they won 2-0 at Blackburn Rovers this afternoon. The Wildcats are five points adrift of Villa while they have played one game more that Davies’ side.