London Bees Head Coach is demanding his side kick on from last weeks superb victory over London City Lionesses, when they make the trip to The Dripping Pan to take on Lewes on Sunday (19th January, 2 pm KO)
Here is what the boss had to say ahead of this weekend’s league clash.
On whether last weekend’s victory was one his favourite in charge of the Bees:
The next victory is probably always your best moment, but I don’t think of it too much in that respect. It was just a good victory away at a good side, a few things went right on the day but we can’t let that be the highlight of our season.
On using the momentum from the victory in our next fixtures
I think the fixtures we had before Christmas were tough and that was always going to be one of them. But I think the fixtures that we have coming up are definitely winnable. So we need to make sure that we kick on and try to get on a run that we couldn’t get on before.
On Lewes changing manager and how it could affect the game
In some respects, it was going to be tough anyway because they haven’t played for so long and a couple of games before they were mixing around the group because of the fixtures that they had. Obviously, they have a new manager who has come from within, but I don’t expect massive changes, but it’s a new manager and new ideas so you never know. Teams always seem to get this new manager spike, so we’re definitely wary of that.
On what he expects from a tough away fixture
I think every game away from home is tough, because of the travel and getting used to a different pitch. Lewes will look to use home advantage heavily, obviously, they haven’t been on a good run of form of late so we have to make sure that continues.
We respect how good they are, they have some very good players and some very good individuals. But we go there and if we play as we did on the weekend I am sure we can get a positive result on Sunday.
On the absence of Lauren Pickett and Nikita Whinnett last Sunday and how Courtnay Ward-Chambers stepped up
It’s a nice problem solver because we have to make sure that Pickett and Whinnett are ready/raring to go. They have both trained all week, so hopefully, that means they’ll both be fine for Sunday. Courtnay was super last weekend and for someone to react the way she did on the day to go into a new position and put in that kind of performance was excellent. It’s given me something really nice to think about and we have looked at Courtnay in training this week so I’m really looking forward to having those nice problems come the weekend. Hopefully with a few back fit and ready.
The mood in the camp ahead of Sunday:
There are a few who need to manage themselves after the first game back, there are a few feeling the effects following that. Very quickly turn to the next one, it was a good victory but our thoughts are always on the next game. With the weather training hasn’t been too much bouncing around, it has just been hard work getting ready for Sunday.
Tickets are available for Sunday’s clash at the Dripping Pan via the Lewes Website. It is cheaper to purchase tickets in advance rather than on the day.