Interview: Cowling on Liverpool test

Allison Cowling shared her thoughts on Saturday’s FA Women’s Championship game against top of the league Liverpool. 

 

The Lasses goalkeeper firstly reflected on last weekend’s 1-1 draw in Hertfordshire against Watford. 

 

“I think initially it was frustrating and as a team we viewed it as two points dropped in a game that we should have won, but having the time to reflect this week, it’s a point on the road and a point closer to where we want to be at the end of the season.”

 

Cowling commented on training and preparations for the upcoming game against Liverpool, who are on an eleven-game unbeaten run in all competitions. 

 

“We’ve had a good week of training, looking at areas where we can improve.

 

“When we looked back at the Watford game, a big positive was that we created a lot more chances than we have in previous matches and it’s obviously an area we’re focussed on and we can continue to build on and bring into this weekend.

 

“They’ve had a very impressive start to the season and we know it’s going to be a difficult game. 

 

“They don’t concede many goals and I think they’ve had five league clean sheets on the trot and they’re scoring goals every week, but these are the games we relish and look forward to, playing Saturday night under the lights and another chance to play in front of our fans.

 

“What we have shown so far is that we’re a solid team defensively and we stay organised and if we continue to build on our strengths then hopefully, we can get a good result.”

 

Finally, the Ladies ‘keeper also reflected on her performances over the last few weeks after starting the last five games. 

 

“On a personal note, it’s positive to be playing. It’s the nature of the beast that only one of you can play but it’s about taking the opportunities when they come, and Claudia [Moan] has been amazing as well and it’s good to have healthy competition. 

 

“I have a very strong and impressive defence and 10 players in front of me but I hope to contribute positively to the team and be a leader from the back to keep clean sheets and gain points going forward.” 

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