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Bristol Academy v Manchester City match preview

bristol-academy-pictureIt’s a great time to #showup for Bristol Academy – their next five matches are Home games, including this Monday’s clash against Manchester City at 7:45pm at the Stoke Gifford Stadium.

Of course, the run of home matches is not the only reason to get behind Bristol Academy. Finishing runners-up in the FA Women’s Super League last season, the Vixens have had a more difficult time this season, currently sitting second from bottom in league 1 table.

The run of home matches with an army of fans out in support could help change the Vixens’ fortunes.

“Our set of fans is one of the best in the league and our pitch is one of the best in the league too,” said midfielder Sophie Ingle.

“That allows us to get it down and play. So we love home games and are relishing this run we’ve got.

“City have brought in a few new players since we last met. They probably still have the same game plan, hitting it forwards to Toni Duggan, but if we can erase that we’ll have a good chance.”

Meanwhile City manager Nick Cushing is hopeful that his side will take the match, having eight wins out of their last ten competitions.

“Bristol are a very, very good team. But so are Birmingham, Chelsea and the other teams in this league. We don’t differentiate between them,” he said.

“Bristol are a strong side, so we have to make sure we do our preparation properly and concentrate on how we’re going to play.

“What’s helping us now is we’re getting clean sheets. We’ve got an unbelievable goalkeeper and a very, very good back four.”

To #showup and support the Vixens, visit the Bristol Academy Women website where you can buy tickets.


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