Before the Lionesses kicked off their campaign at home to Watford Ladies on the 24th of September. The MSC paid £500 to the Lionesses to sponsor Ellie Mason, Sarah Quantrill and new signing Megan Alexander.
Megan joined from WSL 1 side Bristol City in the summer, Millwall already knew a lot about Megan as she was involved in the Bristol City side that beat Millwall Lionesses 5-0 in the FA cup last season.
Ellie joined from Watford before the beginning of the spring series and scored in the draw against Aston Villa to give Millwall their first point of the season. Since then has became a regular starter in Lee Burch's side.
Sarah is Millwall's longest serving first team player at the club right now. The experienced keeper has good enough competition in Grace Taylor to fight for the spot but Sarah keeps on proving game after game she deserves to start.
So, How are our 3 sponsored players getting on so far this season?
Ellie seems to have settled into life at Millwall quite quickly to be fair. After joining Watford just before the spring series the center midfielder has proven to be a great ball winner and someone who can start an attack perfectly with a peach of a ball. Ellie is solid in the middle of the park and a warrior in a 50/50 battle.
Ellie has scored 2 goals so far this season coming against Arsenal and London Bees respectively. The midfielder knows just how to hit one and she has shown that so far this season. The midfielder on the opening day of the season let one fly from outside the box, the ball smashed the bar before falling to Ella Rutherford's feet who couldn't miss from close range. Ellie was also unlucky not to score last time out against Oxford. The creative midfielder found herself with the ball on the left in a tight angle, Ellie hit the ball with force, the ball then once again went across the bar bounced off the line and somehow Oxford survived.
Ellie is the Claude Makelele of this team, the potential is there to be a real star in the future and her performances this season have shown that she isn't afraid of anything or anyone in that midfield. Partnered by a variation of different players Ellie has adapted well to changes in the team and we expect a lot more to come from the 21 year old.
Megan Alexander joined this season and has gone straight into the side playing in a variety of positions. The predominantly left sided defender joined with a high reputation and has already proven everyone what she is capable of at this level. Megan is physically strong and makes it very difficult for opposition wingers to get around her. She commands herself at the back and links up well with the winger.
The back line of the Lionesses this season has been much improved and many plaudits will go to Megan, Megan is up for a fight (not literally..) and will take no prisoners. Her ability on the ball is second to none, so far this season we have seen that Megan will get her job done at the back but will also try to link up in the play going forward giving Millwall more options going forward.
Megan has featured in every league game so far this season for the Lionesses and her consistency is something else. Megan hasn't put a foot wrong yet and is proving to be a great signing, still a lot of the season left but so far so good from Megan the wizard that knows all the opposition's tricks.
Shot stopper Sarah Quantrill is Millwall's most capped player in the current squad and the experienced keeper has just got better and better with each passing season. Despite only the one clean sheet this season for the Lionesses Sarah has been more than impressive in-between the sticks.
Strong and commanding Sarah makes her presence known from corners and any high ball into the box. Sarah is quick to get down and has saved the defence a few times this season with a load of brilliant saves, one that comes to memory first was against Oxford, Sarah made herself big and made an excellent save from close range denying Oxford the equaliser, this save would then go on and help the Lionesses keep all 3 points.
Just like a Commander in the Army, Sarah leads from the back and makes sure that the defensive line in front of her are clear of her instructions. Sarah has played every league game so far this season and after her first clean sheet last time out, the general will be looking for a few more to come along quite quickly.