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Chance looking to build momentum

Olivia Chance believes this weekend’s clash with Spurs presents Bristol City Women with an opportunity to build momentum off the back of their Fourth Round Women’s FA Cup victory over Durham.

The Robins’ squad has also been bolstered by some late additions in the January transfer window and Chance has seen the difference the new recruits have made to the levels in training as they prepare to travel to the capital on Sunday.

“Now it’s the second half of the season and we’re starting to build something, we’ve got a few more players in so more numbers to add to the group and I think that shows in training. Our training has stepped up a level because there is more of us, said Chance.

“I think the game this weekend is about righting a few wrongs from the last game against them last time, we let them have shots from distance that shouldn’t have happened, so there’s things we know that we gave them that we’re going to take sure doesn’t happen.

Last weekend saw City Women overcome Durham 1-0 in extra-time of their Fourth Round Women’s FA Cup tie and Chance has urged her side to take confidence from the result and use it to push the Robins forward as they head into the final ten games of the season.

“Obviously the win pushes us forward, we would have liked to have done it in ninety minutes, so it’s about that extra bit of recovery looking after our bodies and making sure we’re ready to go this weekend. We’ve got to make sure that this time we’re focusing on ourselves, as well as making sure we nullify what they’re good at so we keep a clean sheet.

“There is still lot of games to be played, so it’s about focusing on each game each week. This weekend is a winnable game for us if we do everything we’re good at and we make sure that we take our opportunities.

“If you keep a clean sheet then you’ve got a chance at winning the game, so it’s about focusing on what we’re good at and making sure we put that through a ninety minute performance.

“Now again it’s about trying to start that momentum, so that we can push on for the rest of the season. When you work hard you get a bit of luck and that’s what we need to do, make sure that we’re working hard, we can get a bit of luck, we can start scoring some goals and it’ll all come together."