25th Jun, 2022

FOOTBALL - Coventry United Ladies "starting to believe" after priceless Blackburn win

COVENTRY United Ladies manager Jay Bradford feels her players are “starting to believe” after the Red and Greens boosted their survival hopes with a vital 1-0 win against Blackburn Rovers.

United grabbed a deserved three points when Katy Morris found the top corner on 66 minutes after Rovers failed to clear their lines in the penalty area.

The goal was just reward for Coventry who dominated throughout at Butts Park Arena and means United are now six points adrift of Watford at the foot of the Women’s Championship table with four matches left to play.

Victory continues the club’s fine recent form as they look to overcome a 10-point deduction for entering into voluntary liquidation just before Christmas.

Bradford said: “We went into this month saying that every game is a must-win and we’re bringing that every week and we’re doing what we need to do to stay in this league.

“As the games tick by, more and more people are starting to believe that we might actually do it, we’re in a really good place right now.

“I thought we were great, we fully deserved the three points, we dominated possession throughout and it was just a matter of time before we scored.

“She [Katy Morris] is very underrated and she goes about her business quietly, she’s added a goal to that level of performance, she did everything off the ball and I thought she was exceptional.

“We executed our game plan, every week that goes by we’re becoming more confident in what the staff are asking the players to do.

“Jo Potter works tirelessly with the group all week and some of the stuff you saw today is down to her, huge credit to the staff and the players, we’ve shown this month that we’re here and we’re fighting.”

The Red and Greens are next in action away at Sunderland on Sunday, April 3 with kick-off at 2pm at Eppleton Colliery Football Ground.

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