Canterbury Ladies defender Mel Clewlow says excitement is building around the club's Premier Division title tilt
by Alex Hoad
Canterbury Ladies defender Mel
Clewlow says excitement is building around the club as they
could seal top-spot in the National Premier Division this
Both men's and women's sides face
must-win games on Saturday afternoon as they seek to finish
successful seasons on a high, with senior players from both teams
urging local fans and youngsters to take advantage of the free
elite competition on offer.
The Ladies sit top of the Premier
Division, a point ahead of Leicester with two games remaining and
know that if Leicester lose at the University of Birmingham earlier
on Saturday, then they can secure a historic title and a place in
Europe next season with a win over strugglers Olton & West
Warwicks at 5pm.
Clewlow (pictured) said: "We
are looking forward to it. We can’t realistically see Leicester
dropping any points, so the onus is on us to win both games.
"It puts a little pressure on us
but I wouldn’t say there was tension but more the excitement level
is brewing in the team."
Clewlow added: "Birmingham could
chuck a shock result out there and it could mean we could win the
league at home with a win, which would be amazing but we’ll have to
wait and see.
"We can’t look too far beyond
Olton. At the least we want to go in on Saturday night top of the
league going into the last game."
Clewlow hailed the next
generation of city club stars who were instrumental in a 5-1 win at
the University of Birmingham last weekend.
Clewlow said: "Second is the best we’ve ever done, so to
be sat top with two games to go shows we’ve done well this
"Our younger players are now our game-changers. We have
been building foundations for the past two or three seasons and now
we are reaping the rewards."
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