The Dugout - Ladies' First Team: Issue 21Date: 13 April 2019 at 07:05 by Liam Cook
Games don't come much bigger than this, as Coventry United Ladies welcome second placed Cardiff City Ladies in the final home game of the FAWNL Southern Premier Division season. Victory for the Red and Green Girls would crown United champions. CUTV's Liam Cook catches up with manager Jay Bradford ahead of a most vital fixture.
Liam - Wednesdays 4-0 victory at home to MK Dons was 90 minutes of pure dominance for Coventry. Tell us your thoughts on the game?
Jay - I thought we were very good on the night. We arguably could have been 6 or 7 up at half time with the amount of chances we created. We made better decisions than in the last couple of games and stuck to the game plan.
The Dons triumph brought a small blip to an end. Has this return to form come at the perfect time?
Jay - I think not being happy with a point against QPR just highlights the expectations of the club, and Wednesday’s performance against Milton Keynes was the perfect response to that. Good form never comes at a bad time.
Liam - We all know what could happen on Sunday as United host 2nd placed Cardiff. Is it business as usual for yourself and the coaches in preparing the girls for such a vital game?
Jay - Yeah of course, nothing changes. Why should it when it’s served us so well up until this point.
Liam - How are the squad feeling about the prospect of winning the title, if they can beat a strong Cardiff side?
Jay - They are excited and looking forward to the task. They know what we need to do and I don’t doubt the group will perform to the best of their ability.
Liam - In big game situations, strong character and resolve is a must. Is there a team in the Southern Premier who have a stronger resolve than the Red and Green Girls?
Jay - Looking at our record I would have to say no. I don’t know the ins and outs of every club in our league, all I know is that I trust my players and they have been unbelievable up until this point.
Liam - How much of a danger are Cardiff, especially knowing defeat ends their title hopes?
Jay - They aren’t second for no reason. The league doesn’t lie. We have to be ruthless, be at our best and stay on task.
Liam - Sunday marks Coventry United Ladies’ final home fixture at Daventry Town. Has the club enjoyed their experience at Communications Park?
Jay - Daventry have been superb to us this season and I can’t thank them enough. They have accommodated our every need and I would like to thank every single staff member for their efforts.