Captain’s Blog: Jay Blackie

"Keep up the good work and we will achieve what we deserve!" Jay's message to her team-mates

“Keep up the good work and we will achieve what we deserve!” Jay’s message to her team-mates
The start to our season has been fantastic. The work rate and attitude from everyone at the club is really good and this has allowed us to be successful so far. I have no doubt in my mind that we will only continue to progress and fingers crossed we can keep our winning streak. It is a long season and we definitely have not got any ideas that we have already won the league, things can change at anytime, so our feet are firmly on the ground. A message from me to the girls… Keep up the good work and we will achieve what we deserve!!
So with no competitive match last week what did we do…. After a good week in training, we then supported a local charity fundraising event and played against Chartham Real Stars (a men’s side from Canterbury). The day was to raise money for the EDS Charity. The day was very well supported by both parties and the game was played in good spirits. Unfortunately our first loss of the season, but every girl on the pitch showed that they can compete against men which only stands us in good stead for the future. Even the gafferoonies coming on at half time in Crouch, Bill, and Jonathan done ok (few things to work on though, sorry guys) 😉 Jonathan showed great composure in finishing a penalty in style and his recovery runs were spot on 🙂
The day was good fun and another day of team building for us which  has been fantastic this year. I would like to say thank you for everyone’s efforts – and well done to Dee Cooper for a quality goal from a corner 🙂 (once a season is alright girl!).
 This weekend we play West Ham at home… it’s definitely a game  we look forward to every season as a club. Having a few of us previously playing for West Ham, knowing others that still play for West Ham and being another local derby this game is always an exciting and well matched game.
Jay encourages fans to get down to watch the contest with West Ham this Sunday

Jay encourages fans to get down to watch the contest with West Ham this Sunday

I know the girls are really looking forward to Sunday and we have every belief that if we perform we can get the result we want. We have to be switched on and ready from the first whistle. Last season after being 2-0 up at half time at West Ham we drew 2-2 and then lost the reverse fixture, so this is definitely going to help spur us on. We have had a good week in training to prepare for Sunday and after having a week off we are raring to go.
We found out results of our Skips Vicky’s MRI results this week and unfortunately it has been confirmed that she has completely torn her anterior cruciate ligament. She is now waiting on a surgery date which fingers crossed we can get sooner rather than later as she is really missed out on the pitch with us. I would like to say how her support at every training session and on match days is still helping us to achieve and she is a massive part of our team. Everything is moving forward now Skips and we are all here to support you the whole way through! Keep your head up and smile. #teamielove
Come on you Gillllllllssssssssssss!!!

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