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An interview with…
Aimee Watson (Cheltenham Town)
Cheltenham Town made a big move in the Division One South West title race last Sunday when they defeated one of their main rivals, AFC Bournemouth, 2-
Cheltenham goalkeeper Aimee Watson admitted that the game was "intense" and that every player contributed to the victory, but also that they are not looking too far ahead as far as the title race goes:
WSS: Well done on an important win on Sunday, was it a tense game for you and the players?
AW: Yes I think it was intense. But we all felt very relaxed. We had put the preparation in and the hard yards in training, so we knew what we had to do. We stuck together as a club and executed the game plan we all set out.
WSS: Given the run you have been on recently, did you approach the match with a lot of confidence?
AW: I think you have to go into every game with confidence. It wins you matches at the end of the day. We have been on a great run lately there’s no denying that, but we go into every game with the belief we can win and get the three points.
WSS: Were there any particularly good performances on Sunday or was it a team effort all round?
AW: I think all round every player put a shift in. From the players supporting and coming on off the bench to the players that played 90 minutes.
WSS: Did the team need picking up after the semi final defeat in the Plate seven days earlier, or was a game like this against title rivals just what you needed to get back on track?
AW: I think even though we lost in the semi final, we felt like we put in a decent shift and competed with a team in the league above. We knew that this was exactly the game we wanted to play after a defeat, these types of games are the games you live for.
WSS: This week you have an away trip to Portishead, what kind of match are you expecting there?
AW: We are expecting a tough game. But every game at this end of the season is tough, especially when you are top of the table. We are the team everyone wants to beat.
WSS: Can you see the title race still going all the way to the end of the season?
AW: Absolutely. But at the end of day all we can do is take one game at a time. Focus on one at a time, and not think too far ahead. You’re only as good as your last game.
WSS: If you can close it out and win the league, how confident are you that the team can flourish at a higher level?
AW: I think we have proven we can compete in the league above. We beat West Brom and we competed well against Nottingham Forest last week.
Our thanks to Aimee!