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Canterbury Ladies player-coach Jen Wilson focused on Olton & West Warwicks rather than Investec National Premier Division title

13 March 2014
by Alex Hoad

Jen Wilson

Jen Wilson

Canterbury player-coach Jen Wilson insists her players want to “right the wrongs” of the defeat at Surbiton which ensured the Investec Women’s National Premier Division title race is set to go down to the wire.

Needing to win to stay four points ahead of second-placed Reading, three goals in the final 12 minutes condemned Canterbury to just their second loss of the season at the ground where their hopes of finishing top were ended on the final day of last season.

Speaking after the 4-1 defeat, Wilson said: “It was just one of those days when it didn’t go so well for players who are usually brick walls of consistency.

“The Surbiton players at the end said that everything clicked for them on the day and one positive is that it took for them to be at their best and for us to be at our worst for that result to materialise.”

Canterbury face rock-bottom and pointless Olton & West Warwicks at Polo Farm on Saturday (5pm) and Wilson insisted her players need to be “100% professional.”

She said: “We want to turn it around quickly and it’s easy for us to fix what went wrong and get it right.

“Olton have struggled and although they are improved after Christmas and it will not be a walk in the park, the girls want to right the wrongs of the last game.”

She added: “We’re not thinking about anything other than winning the last two games. 

“We’ll only start to consider (the last-day trip to play-off-chasing Clifton) once the Olton game is out of the way. 

“We know six points will seal first-place for us, so that’s what we want to get.”


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