Millwall boss Chris Phillips was disappointed in yesterday's results and admits on another day the Lionesses could have had all 3 points but unfortunately didn't get any.
2 goals conceded in the second half meant the Lionesses came away with nothing from yesterdays game, one of which was what Chris describes "a worldie" but bemoans the initial decision."To be fair It’s two set pieces that have hurt us, first of all a penalty and you know you will always have to favour the attacker in that situation and then a free kick which in truth was a worldie. My question whether it was a free kick, I’ll have to watch it over and see, however you don’t stop those free kicks so fair play to Rosie as she’s won her team the game with that. So congratulations on a great goal to them."
Such a great goal won Leicester the game a goal many would be proud of, However Chris was disappointed as the manager saw this as a real opportunity to get the sides first win of the season."It’s not necessarily disappointing about the quality of the goal it’s more the result that we are down about. It’s frustrating because this week actually has been the best week the girls have trained and I’ve got to give them credit for that however 4 or 5 of us, myself included come down with the flu on Friday and with Annie and Lia away still we were left a little short, we’ve had to draft in some development players to fill the bench today and that was the disappointing part as I would of liked to have seen Lia or Annie there, they are players that can change games and give us that something little extra we need when we are struggling."
No changes were made during the game for Millwall and with Lia and Annie not being available Chris admits while it wasn't key, yesterdays game would have been ideal to have the duo. "They’re players who can change games, it’s not necessarily a key part but it is always nice to have your best players available on game day, but we support our national team fully and we know that they will come back better players from the break so it will only help us out more in the long run."
The side took the lead for the first time today and Chris was proud of his side for doing so and feels its something they deserved. "I was. I personally think we have started the last couple of games very well and I thought Beth’s goal was fantastic and I thought it was throughly deserved for her on a personal level but also us as a team. But like I said I’m frustrated on another day, maybe the free kick or penalty isn’t given and we are now stood here talking about our first win of the season, but we’re not and we have to ask ourselves why."