With a long break between now and the Lionesses next game it's time again to look back at how our 3 sponsored players have fared since the 23rd of November since our first look back on the three.
The Lionesses have maintained their unbeaten run in the league still to this point and have made it a whole year now in the league since they last lost in the league.
After our first part on the three, it was made clear that Megan, Ellie and Sarah were crucial in the sides success in the league so far with all of them improving game by game and keeping some very good and talented players out of the side and being influential in their respective positions.
With 10 league games played now and only 8 remaining these final 8 games will be crucial and hopefully end in massive success for the Lionesses who will not only look to extend the unbeaten streak all the way to the end of the season but take over top of the table Doncaster who sit 3 points clear with a superior goal difference, however have still got to come down to South London.
So our 3 Lionesses were flying at the start of the seasons but have their wings burnt out or are our 3 just getting started...
Ellie is still doing what Ellie does best, being the powerful steam train in the center of midfield, doing her defensive job as well as the attacking side. Ellie has started 3 of the 5 last league matches while coming on in the last 2. Her contribution doesn't go unnoticed and there is nothing better than when Ellie smashes into an opposition player. The power in her stride makes her a real menace in the midfield and a proper Millwall player. Sometimes you need that bit of passion, that bit of fight and a bit of courage and Ellie Mason has got the lot. These last 8 games are set up for a fighter like Ellie as the Lionesses look to climb back on top of the WSL 2 table.
Here is what Ellie Mason has made of 2018 so far...
Ellie: 2018 has been an inspiring year so far, I'm so proud to be a Lioness, we are getting stronger as a team and look forward to the challenges ahead together. We have achieved so much and still have so much more to give. The whole squad, coaching staff etc.. are a team, it helps that we all get on together so well. That is key to our performances and something I've never had before at other clubs. It's a recipe for success.
Not many players are just consistently good week in week out in any team.. but then there is Megan Alexander. Since joining
from Bristol City, Megan impressed in her early stages as a Millwall player and arguably a contender for Millwall's player of the season. The question was whether this was a purple patch from the left back and would she be able to maintain her high performances. Megan answered that question in style as the full back only got better and better in each and every game for the Lionesses. Speed and strength are part of her quality physical attributes plus her technical ability is second to none and has proved to be a tough nut to crack down.
Megan has reflected on the recent period by saying..
Megan: It has been amazing!!! The girls have of course been very welcoming and every step of the way it has been exciting to be involved in!! The group of girls are an amazing closely knit bunch and I am proud to be part of it! It's a very unique team and the morale is incredible so I believe that we can go all the way! We are like one big family!
Save after save after save after save... You get the message. Sarah Quantrill will remain Millwall's number one for however long with performances like this. A keeper can come under a lot of criticism and can be easily blamed but not Sarah, her shot stopping ability has saved Millwall more than a fair few times this season. The expert 1 on 1 shot stopper has become a force between the sticks and has made some truly superb saves. Having a good keeper can completely affect how the team does, it is fair to say that Sarah has contributed massively to the success of the Lionesses this season.
Millwall number one has been positive of the season so far...
Obviously when we found out the new league structure we were gutted the promotion aspect had been taken away. However that news made us want to push on more and show we are good enough to compete with the best teams in our league and the league above. We've had a good start to the year, carrying on our form. We have shown we can compete with the best having recently had a close game with Arsenal in the FA cup. It's been a good start to the league and we need to make sure we push on now and put as much pressure on Doncaster as possible.