Arsenal Ladies development team season 2013/14 review

It has been a very succesful season for the development team previously known as reserves team. The team’s name changed with the creation of the FA WSLDevelopment  league  played in the winter season unlike the 1st team’s season. The transitory nature of the team explains why 35 players have been used this season in the development team.

League results : Champions in the Southern division PL 16 W 13 D 1 L2 40 Points and a +46 goal difference with 2 games to spare.

Development League cup results : will play in the final on Saturday the 31st of May against Liverpool Ladies at Sutton Coldfield 2pm kick off

In the group stage, the girls played in Group 1, they won the group with 12 points, one game was not played PL 4 W4 GD +1

In the semi-final they beat Everton Ladies by 5 goals to 2

The FA has introduced special rules for the development league ie no more than 3 players older than 19 that have played more than 9 first team games were allowed to take part in a development game. This failed to prevent teams that were previously in the FA WPL to field their first team at times, or play newly signed players from abroad or those coming back from injuries ( fair enough for those players ).

All the data is collected from the FA Full time website, I have therefore split the review in different  categories :

Current reserves player

Bianca Bragg  MF 17 games 7 goals the typical playmaker who has been at Arsenal for years and came through the ranks

Adekete Fatuga FW 10 games  a pacy forward

Asia Harbour-Brown DF 10 games a full back  that can play on the wing or sometimes up front

Carla Humphrey FW 20 games 22 goals a creative playmaker who has been mainly played on the wing and scored many goals

Taome Oliver MF 21 games 6 goals a dynamic midfielder very similar to Rosicky who has also been played in various attacking positions during the season

Leigh-Anne Robe DF 20 games 1 goal, a veteran in the reserves team she can play at full back or center back

Megan Ryan DF 20 games 1 goal a tall ball playing center back who has been mainly used as a defensive midfield player this season

Vyan Sampson DF 20 games a strong and tall center back

Frances Steele MF 20 games 4 goals a quick and dynamic  central midfield player who can also play in defense if required

Players from the U17  team promoted during the season

Evie Clarke FW 6 games 6 goals a winger with pace

Philippa Cowley DF 6 games plays at left back

Chloe Kelly FW 3 games 3 goals plays up front

Abigail Mills FW 4 games plays on the right wing

Emma Slater 1 game

Alysha Stojko-Down DF 4 games plays at left back

Courtney Ward Chambers 1 game unused

Players transferred in during the season

Chelsea Coles GK came from Watford/QPR 12 games

Alice Hassall FW comes from MK Dons CoE 2 games

Chloe Morgan GK 1 game

Players that left the Arsenal during the season

Molly Bartrip DF 12 games and 3 goals, plays for Reading in WSL 2

Zoe Cunningham MF 1 game unused sub plays for Reading in WSL 2

Rebecca Danbridge MF 2 games plays for Reading in WSL 2

Amber Gaylor FW 11 games plays for London Bees in WSL 2

Sophie Harris GK 3 games plays for London Bees in WSL 2

Leigh Nicol MF 2 games unused plays for Reading in WSL 2

Cherie Rowlands GK 1 game plays for London Bees in WSL 2

 First team players

Freda Ayisi FW 9 games 7 goals

Jade Bailey MF 10 games

Emma Byrne GK 1 game

Niamh Fahey DF 1 game

Anouk Hoogendjik DF 1 game

Emma Mitchell DF 1 game

Christie Murray MF 2 games

Caroline Weir 12 games 15 goals

Leah Williamson 9 games 4 goals



Published by Sylvain

women's football fan since 1998

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