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Gemma Davison was understandably delighted following Arsenal's 4-0 victory over Bristol Academy in the semi finals of the Continental Cup, which leaves them one step away from retaining the trophy they won last year.
The winger told Women's Soccer Scene after the game: "It's amazing to be in the Final again. We played well on Thursday [against Bristol Academy] but we wanted to have a reaction and we did that tonight.
"We have high standards here, we want to make cup finals and we have done that."
In contrast to the 1-1 draw when the teams had met in the FA WSL four days earlier, Arsenal scored the first goal on this occasion and they never looked back from that point. "We always look for early goals and to attack as quick as we can," admitted Gemma. "Fortunately, we did that tonight."
It was Gemma herself who gave Arsenal the lead with a clinical strike from the edge of the area shortly before half time, following a punch clear from Siobhan Chamberlain. "I tried not to go for power," smiled Gemma. "I went for a more technical approach and it worked out for me."
Academy made a good start to the second half but hopes of a fightback were killed off by a superb free kick from Kelly Smith on the hour mark. "That's Kelly Smith for you," Gemma laughed. "She can use both feet and it was a great strike - if you give her those opportunities she is more than likely going to score.
"We have so many different players that can get on the scoresheet. It's a strong point in our team and it showed tonight as we had four different goalscorers."
Those goalscorers included substitute Jennifer Beattie who notched the fourth goal with another excellent finish. "Give Jennifer an opportunity and she will take it, either with her left or right foot," said Gemma. "She came on and did herself justice tonight."
Now Arsenal will play Birmingham City in the Final for the second successive year but Gemma insists that the match will be put on the back burner for now. "We usually take every game as it comes but it will be in the back of everyone's minds," she admitted. "For now we will just focus on the league as we need to take care of that first.
"We don't lose many semi finals - give credit to the teams who want to battle against us and beat us but what makes us one of the top clubs is that we always want to win and we have the spirit for that."
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