We caught up with Captain Lauren Williams to chat about Gills victory over Luton last Sunday and the coming weekend’s game.
3rd v 4th had the makings of what could be a tough game for Gills, In the opening of the game, the balance of play was pretty even both clubs showing their own in the match. What did you make of the start of the game in related to how the rest went on?
“I think we started slow, we were perhaps trying to force play too much and getting frustrated when it didn’t result in anything. We had a lot of possession but it was our play in their half that we found difficult. They had chances to score in the first half as did we and it was surprising to be going into the break with the scoreline still 0-0.”
Even with the first half sending off, Luton were pretty resilient till half time and limited Gills chances, do you think the half time interval helped the side go back out and get the lead?
“Yes to be fair to Luton they didn’t let their heads drop when they went down to 10. Like I said they had chances to score as did we. I think the second half was always going to go one way if I’m honest. We done the same last week against Denham. We know what we have to do in every single game and rather than leaving it to the second half to do all the work we need to transfer that to minute one of the game and keep pushing right the way through to the end.”
Gills second half performance was certainly on par with what you as a team would expect from yourselves, what were your thoughts on this half compared to what was seen in the first?
“Much better second half performance from the girls. We were clinical in front of goal and played very well in Luton’s half. We made sure worked the ball across the pitch and played the football we like to play. Everyone put in an extra shift in the second half because we knew we had a lot to do to progress and prove to everyone we deserved to win the game.”
Lauren Davis and Yourself scored very good goals against Luton, from a players perspective what did you make of the efforts?
“All the goals scored on Sunday were well worked goals and it’s pleasing to see. Looking back on the highlights you forget actually the technique involved in the goals and they weren’t just easy taps in. It’s always nice to get on the score sheet and I got a lot of stick from my effort against Denham. The gaffer wasn’t happy that I lost a ball but hopefully this week kind of makes up for that.”
Next up for Gills they host Lowestoft and MK Dons, you must be pleased to find another win yesterday to add to a good current run of form in the league?
“Yes most definitely. We are taking it week by week as we don’t want to get complacent however we love playing at home and with the run of games we have had recently we are hungry to keep playing at Chatham. As long as we keep topping up our points and goal tally and keep improving as a team we are only going in the right direction.”
Gills host Lowestoft before MK Dons are the visitors to Chatham Town FC. Both kick off at 2pm. Come and #RoarUsOn