In the one off campaign, named the FA WSL Spring Series, Aston Villa Ladies enjoyed a successful season finishing fourth with a 5-4 victory over Durham on the final day to leap frog their opponents – who could have secured second place had they beaten Villa.
A record 403 fans witnessed the dramatic comeback in the season finale. Goals from Lucy Shepherd, Maddy Cusack, a brace from Jade Richards and a winner from Alys Hinchcliff sealed the victory, after Villa had been 4-1 down after 60 minutes.
All five of the Ladies’ victories came at home ensuring they ended with an unbeaten record at their new ground – The Lamb – following their move from Coles Lane.
Tash Baptiste finished as Villa’s top scorer with four goals. While Maddy Cusack ended with an impressive three from the centre of midfield, making eight appearances.