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‘It’s an important game for us’ - Chance

Bristol City Women summer recruit Olivia Chance believes this weekend’s FA Continental Tyres clash against London Bees holds great importance as Oxtoby’s side look to build momentum.

Chance also brings Barclays FA Women’s Super League experience have spent three season at Everton Ladies and the twenty five year-old believes this weekend is good opportunity for City Women to get their first win of the season under their belt, but she is wary of the threats Bees will pose. 

“First of all we want to make sure that we get the win this weekend. It’s key for us to get some goals this weekend and begin to in build momentum for our game against Chelsea and winning always brings confidence, so it’s an important game this weekend, said Chance.

“Every time you play a team from the division below you know they’re always going to want to win the game and prove a point, because there is nothing better from their point of view.

“We can’t look past this game, we’ve got to make sure that we win and build our confidence.”

Olivia Chance made her City Women debut at Ashton Gate (via JMPUK)

The creative midfielder was a mainstay in the Football Ferns midfield at this summer’s World Cup, starting all three group games in France despite missing the majority of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

She has praised Oxtoby and the City Women backroom staff for their patience as she returns to full fitness after a period of time off after the World Cup. 

“I think Tanya and all the staff have been very good with my past injury and making sure that everything is good and not throwing me in at the deep end to see what happens  After the World Cup I had a bit of time off, so making sure I’m back to full fitness is not only important for me but also for the team.

“The girls and staff have made it really easy for me to settle into life in Bristol. I’ve managed to get out and about to explore the City and everyday I’m learning more about my team and the way we’re wanting to play.

“It was great to see the level of support we received on the opening weekend at Ashton Gate for my new club and it was a fantastic occasion for all involved."


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