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Glasgow City are chasing their third domestic trophy of the season on Sunday when they take on Forfar Farmington in the Henson Scottish Cup Final.
However, according to full back Emma Fernon, who has played a major part in City's successes over the past few years, the word 'treble' is something you will not hear amongst the players and staff. "First and foremost, we don't talk about winning the treble," Emma told Women's Soccer Scene. "We have one game of football to play and it so happens to be for the Scottish Cup. That is our main focus, to win that Cup on Sunday.
"Our goal at the start of the season was, first and foremost, to win the league. I am absolutely delighted with the domestic season we have had so far.
"The cups are a bonus and having won the League Cup, we are delighted at having a chance of lifting the Scottish Cup."
City will go into the match on Sunday as firm favourites but Emma insists that there will be no burden of high expectations on the side. "Domestically, we go into every game as 'hot favourites'," she says. "It's a tag we are used to living up to each season."
The Final will be a clash between the teams who occupied the top two positions at the end of the season and Emma will not be underestimating the task against Forfar Farmington. "Having played them four times already this season, we are well aware of the threats they pose us in the Final," she said.
"Forfar's biggest strengths are their team work. They work very hard collectively and are well organised, which makes them difficult to break down."
As for City, their own strengths are well known with the likes of Jane Ross, Leanne Ross and Emma Mitchell amongst others being regular names on the scoresheet. As a defender, Emma understandably points out that their successes are down to the entire team.
"I think our stats say it all," she says. "Defensively we have only conceded seven goals as a team. We have scored 148 times in the league and every player has contributed to that tally, therefore it is easy to see that we defend and attack as a team."
With five successive league titles now behind them and the chance of three trophies in one year, along with their exploits in the UEFA Women's Champions League, what is the main factor that keeps driving the team on towards more successes? "I feel there is a number of reasons why this club is very successful," replies Emma. "Over the past couple of seasons we have lost experienced and talented players like Leanne Campbell and Kat Lindner. However, the recruitment of top players and the promotion of young players has helped maintain the stability of the club.
"As a coach, Eddie [Wolecki Black] has high demands of players and you must be at training and live your life properly off the park. All the players are highly motivated to compete and progress through the Champions League.
"Laura [Montgomery] and Cas [Carol Anne Stewart] also work extremely hard off the park, ensuring we are treated like professionals as much as possible. I have been with Glasgow City for eight seasons now and this club has grown bigger and bigger each season." (Photo by Graeme Berry)
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