Everton Ladies FC
Arsenal Ladies FC
Sun 19 August 2012
Children / Over-65s: £3
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Scott Calls For Home Support
Blues and Olympians return to action at home, with Jill Scott hoping for a big crowd following the summer showcase of women's football.
Jill Scott is hoping that a bumper crowd at Marine FC’s Arriva Stadium will help Everton seal a vital victory on Sunday - after seeing the effect public support had on Team GB this summer.
The midfielder was part of a Blues contingent in the Olympic squad that reached the quarter-finals in front of record crowds.
Returning to club level, the Blues face league-leaders Arsenal at the weekend, after closing the gap to five points with Wednesday's 2-1 win at Doncaster Rovers.
And speaking ahead of the first home game following the mid-season break, Scott hopes the showcase of women's football at London 2012 has an impact on the WSL.
“I hope now that Team GB’s relative success and the appetite fans have shown translates into a boost for the domestic game,” she said.
“Last summer, attendances in the Women's Super League rose after the Women's World Cup in Germany but then it died off a little. This time I am more hopeful because of how many messages we have been receiving.
“People have been telling us they will be bringing their families along to games. Dads have been saying their daughters have dragged them along to games in the past, but now they intend to take their sons too. Hopefully we will see that on Sunday.”
Arsenal have been in imperious form this season and boast a number of the Olympic tournaments’ most outstanding players. Steph Houghton scored three times from left-back including the winner against Brazil, whilst Kelly Smith led the line with both guile and determination.
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