In the first of our new Captain’s Blog feature, Club Captain Vicky Ashton-Jones writes directly to Gillingham Ladies fans. From reaction to weekend’s game, to low-down from training; what music is playing in the dressing room before a game, to the week’s worst banter. THIS is the spot for the latest goings on from Kent’s best women’s team.
I’d like to begin by mentioning how happy I am with the team’s start to the season, the results we’ve had have been amazing and I don’t think we could’ve wished for a better start. With the additions the gaffer has made with players and coaching staff this season it has given us a great platform to build on.
The girls that have come in have settled in really well and have added to the team bond we already have at the club. We are a tight group and that shows on the pitch because the girls work so hard for each other and will give everything they’ve got until the job is done – I think our results so far reflect this.
I don’t really want to talk about other teams because I think it’s important we focus on ourselves, but the victory against Coventry last week in my opinion is our best result yet. To go away from home to a team who finished strongly in the National Premier League last season and win 4-0 is a great result. The performance in the first half was faultless, to score four fantastic goals in the manner that they did was outstanding, I don’t think they knew what hit them! Credit to Coventry in the second half they did come at us but again the girls dug in and were able to see the game out with another clean sheet.
We have a weekend off this week but we are involved in a charity fundraiser event, we are playing a game against Chartham Real Stars at the St Augustine’s Pitch in Chartham k.o 2pm. It’s for a very good cause, the Elhers Danlos Syndrome Charity, so please come down and get involved, be a great day for the family and raising money at the same time!
Finally I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone at Gillingham Ladies FC and people around the club for their continued support with my injury. It’s going to be a long road to recovery but I couldn’t ask to have any better support than what I do now. I just can’t thank you enough!