Exley enjoying life in new league

Top four target: Vicky Exley
Top four target: Vicky Exley
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THE mid-season break in the new Women’s Super League (WSL) has come at the right time for Doncaster Rovers Belles’ star Vicky Exley.

The veteran midfielder, who scored the club’s opening goal in the WSL in the 1-0 win at Lincoln City Ladies on the opening day of the season, has been carrying a hamstring injury in recent games which has had an adverse affect on her mobility.

With more than two months before the league kicks-off again in late July due, to a break for the forthcoming Women’s World Cup in Germany, Exley has plenty of time to get her hamstring problem resolved.

Reflecting on the WSL concept, Exley told The Star:

“People within the game have been fighting for so long to get the Super League up and running. So whilst I wish it had happened when I was a bit younger, at least I’m getting a taste of it now.

“It is giving the women’s game a higher profile with television and more media interest, and that is what we’ve wanted for years”

Commenting on the season to date, Exley said: “We started off really well getting four points from our first two games, but then we’ve sort of gone downhill a bit and we aren’t scoring as many goals as we would like.

“We are creating a lot of chances but we are not converting most of them. As a result when we concede it is hard to get back into the game.

“Possibly some of the players think that when we go a goal down that’s it because we are not scoring, but we’ve got to get rid of that attitude and we need to work on things that we need to do in a couple of months’ time when the season starts again.

“Despite the fact that we’ve lost four of our last five games, we’ve got seven points from seven games and we aren’t that far off a top-four spot, which is our target.”