Canterbury Ladies stalwart Mel Clewlow reveals excitement at club as title destiny is once again in their hands
by Alex Hoad
Mel Clewlow admits the
Canterbury Ladies squad are "getting excited" after their National
Premier Division title destiny returned to their hands but
claims they won’t lose focus in their last three games.
Canterbury enjoyed a perfect
weekend with a 4-0 win at Clifton on Saturday afternoon while
second-placed Leicester suffered a 1-0 defeat to Reading the
With three league games
remaining, Canterbury are four points ahead of Reading, while
defending champions Leicester are now third on goal difference,
although they do have a game in hand on the top-two.
Fifth-placed Bowdon Hightown
are seven points behind Canterbury, meaning the city club can seal
a top-four place and a play-off spot with victory at the University
of Birmingham on Saturday lunchtime.
Defender Clewlow (pictured)
said: "The girls are probably getting excited now because our
destiny is back in our hands, but it’s not over and done with
"We have three tough games
coming up but at least now we know if we win them we will be top of
"We have never been in this
situation before so we are not nervous, we’ll just need to keep
doing what we’re doing and focus on one game at a time."
At Clifton the points were
secured thanks to a fast start and Clewlow said: "We were brilliant
in the first 15 minutes and they struggled to live with
"It was a good, professional
performance and we answered a few questions after losing to Reading
the previous week.
"It was an unbelievable weekend for the whole club, after
the doom and gloom of the previous week."
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