Gillingham Ladies endured a frustrating trip to Norwich Ladies after their FA Women’s Premier League game was cut short after 50 minutes due to fog.
With a 3-1 advantage, Gills looked set to enjoy another good trip on the road but Manager Jack Wheeler revealed despite the frustrations, the team came back to Kent upbeat.
“Everyone is disappointed the game had to be abandoned, we did everything in our power to try and get the game done and dusted but it was not meant to be.”
“The girls had done well and established a good lead, I was pleased despite the stop start nature of the game we managed to grab a third through Emma Tune. We really came out of the blocks second half and I was really positive we were going on to produce a professional performance but the conditions had their say.”
“It’s a long way to come and go back with no result but the girls conducted themselves well and the spirit in the camp was good despite that.”
Gillingham Ladies enjoyed a return to League action with two away trips but resume Cup competition duties next Sunday with a home tie against Herne Bay Ladies in the FA Women’s Cup.
“After Sunday we are all even more excited to return to Chatham Town. We’ve enjoyed some very good afternoons at home this season, we’ve scored lots of goals and the crowds have been growing week on week.”
“With it being a Kent derby and the FA Cup, the whole squad and I are buzzing. The focus now is progressing in the FA Cup, a competition we really want to do well in this season.”
A comprehensive victory over AFC Wimbledon sets up a Kent derby at Chatham Town which will poke the interest of women’s football fans across the county.
“Herne Bay is a good local side, they’ll pose their challenges for us so we need to ensure we’re ready to nullify any threat and put in a good display in front of our fans.”
“We’ve played Herne Bay in pre-season and on other occasions in recent times through different Cup competitions, so we are well aware it will be no mean feat to progress.”
“We’re just taking every week as it comes and each game is crucial for us to achieve the targets we have set as a group and individually.”
Wheeler hopes after a few weeks away from Chatham Town, Gillingham Ladies fans will be out in force to roar the girls on.
“The atmosphere at Chatham has been spot on so far this season. It’s nice for the girls and our staff to return to familiar faces. The support has become really vocal too which is good because it spurs the girls on that little extra and has helped contribute to our fantastic goal scoring record at home.”
Tickets for Gillingham Ladies versus Herne Bay Ladies are £3 for adults and free for Under 16s.