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Canterbury Ladies player-coach Jen Wilson says players need no motivation for Investec National Premier Division title finale

20 March 2014
by Alex Hoad

Jen Wilson Picture Ady Kerry

Jen Wilson Picture: Ady Kerry

Jen Wilson won’t mention the prospect of Canterbury Ladies securing their first ever first-placed finish in the Premier Division ahead of their season finale, saying her players need no extra motivation.

On Saturday the city club’s scheduled opponents Olton & West Warwicks controversially conceded their game at Polo Farm, handing Wilson’s side a 3-0 walkover win and three points which kept them one clear of second-placed Reading with one game to play.

It means Canterbury can seal a historic top-spot in Investec National Premier Division if their result at Clifton on Saturday betters that of Reading’s at home to Bowdon Hightown. Both games start at 2pm.

The city club’s trip to the Bristol side is a potential rehearsal for the championship play-off semi-finals but player-coach Wilson said they are focused on nothing more than 70 minutes on Saturday.

Wilson said: “There is a lot of hype about the game but not coming from us. The players have enough common sense to know what a wonderful opportunity it brings us and what is riding on the game – they don’t need any additional motivation from me.

“They know they have a job to do and the level of performance is our key focus. Our training and preparation will be exactly the same as for any other game, we are just looking to repeat the strong performances we have put in throughout the season.

“Our focus is not on the result, but on the performance, if we can get that right, I am certain the result will take care of itself.”


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