The problem seems to be a mixture of things with the womens team.
They too often just don't see the pass forward and think safety.
If they do see a pass, most of the time they are not capable of making the pass. (I would exclude Keira from this)
The movement is too often not good enough.
The first touch is mostly average at best.
And there is an amazing lack of composure shown almost throughout. Keira again the exception.
You will have gathered I was totally frustrated tonight when all the above were glaringly demonstrated. Bristol didn't have a chance of note tonight, we had tons of the ball and did have a few good moments but you never really thought we would score again.
Is this a more general issue in women's football?
Of the few games I've watched (including at the World Cup) most have featured teams who were quite well drilled defensively and set up in two banks of four. However the team with the ball then tended to pass it in front of the defending team with very few chances created from open play.