8th Dec, 2016

Mollie off the mark with a wonder strike as Villa Ladies win

Liam Moakes 7th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STRATFORD teenager Mollie Rouse scored a first goal to treasure to set Aston Villa Ladies on the way to a 2-1 victory over Yeovil Town in Women’s Super League 2 on Sunday.

The 16-year-old connected perfectly with a cross from the right to net with a sublime overhead kick from 15 yards and put her side on the way to an impressive win over the Somerset team at Sutton Coldfield.

Midfielder Mollie, who has produced a series of excellent performances in recent months following her breakthrough into the Villa side and played for England Women U17s in the European Championship finals in Iceland in June, said the goal was “one to remember” as she reflected on the strike with @AVFCOfficial afterwards.

She said: “The ball was going further away from me than I first thought so I flipped my leg over and tried to lob the keeper.

“I was quite shocked when the ball went in as you could see from my celebration!

“I am really happy to have scored my first goal for the first team and it was one to remember. It’s been a while coming and I’ve missed a few so this is nice.”

Mollie, who will aim to end the season on a high when fifth placed Villa host promoted Reading a week on Sunday, added: “I’ve really enjoyed it (since breaking into the team). I can play in the style I want to and the fans have been really supportive of myself and all the team.

“This is a different level of football, much more physical and faster, and it’s all great experience for me.”

Mollie’s wonder strike is now a strong contender for Villa Ladies’ goal of the season honour, although it will face competition from Katie Wilkinson’s superb overhead volley at Millwall.

You can see Mollie’s goal here: