Millwall aim to bounce back to winning ways
Millwall Lionesses will be looking to turn around their fortunes this weekend when they make the short trip to the Hive to face local rivals London Bees.
The visitors head into the match on a run of three consecutive WSL 2 defeats and will be looking to bounce back against a Bees side that currently find themselves at the foot of the table.
The Bees made a strong start to the season, claiming four points from their first three League fixtures of the campaign, but have since failed to take a single point in any of their last seven League outings.
Games between the two sides have been close this season with the Lionesses earning a 2-2 draw at the Hive back in April, courtesy of a late penalty from Naomi Cole, who will skipper Millwall for the second time on Sunday, in place of injured captain Dionne Lennon.
The two sides also locked horns at The Den in a Continental Cup tie in May which ended in a goalless draw and centre-half Kylie Davies is expecting another close encounter.
The Welsh international said: "We have played them twice and they were both good, competitive games. They dominated most of the possession in those games but it is about taking your chances, which we did not and that is something we have struggled with.
"We are working hard in training and need to get goals. It has not helped that our main striker Emma Whitter is out for the rest of the season, but we know what we have to do and hopefully we can kick on."
Meanwhile, the London Bees are equally confident of earning a result and with only five points separating the teams in the WSL 2 table, Bees keeper Cherie Rowlands believes it could be their day.
She said: "We have drawn twice against them this season, so we go into this one looking to improve on our previous results and we would like to come away with a win.
"It will be tough game, we are both quite similar in the way that we play but after getting two draws we are looking for the win."