We’re only going to get stronger – Laura O’Sullivan ahead of Cheltenham clash

Cardiff City Ladies host Cheltenham Town Ladies in the FAWNL Premier Division South on Sunday looking for a third victory in a row. Ahead of the clash, Laura O’Sullivan expressed her desire to get the Dragons to “where they deserve to be.”

After beating Chatham 2 – 0 away from home last weekend, City saw themselves rise to 7th in the league. It was the first time this season that they’d won twice consecutively in the league.

“We’ve been working really hard and getting the results we deserve.” Said the Welsh international.

“Every game is going to be difficult.

“We’re going to work our hardest to get the 3 points.” She said about the upcoming game.

Cardiff City Ladies secured only their second clean sheet of the season last weekend. Goalkeeper, O’Sullivan was elated about the recent improvement of the defence.

“If teams don’t score we get something out of the game.

“It’s been a difficult run, we’ve had people leave, we’ve had people come, we’ve had injuries.

“We’ve got a solid balance now. Going forward we’re only going to get stronger.” She said.

Cardiff City Ladies are a third into a run of eight games in nine weeks. It’s atypical to the league’s format which often sees teams go weeks without a fixture. Laura sees the increased fixture congestion as a positive for the side.

“It’s mentally helpful.

“When you have breaks it’s really hard to get into the swing of things.

“To have that consistency is only going to make things tick.” She said.

Cardiff are going into a run of home games, which Laura expects to give the team a boost.

“The away games are hard with the crowd against you.

“Having a home ground, your own environment, it’s only going to spur us on more.

“We do it for the crowd.” She said.

Finally, Laura discussed the recent form of her side and reflected on the difficulty of the league.

“We knew from the beginning it was going to be a huge challenge.

“We were relegated and then we were promoted so it’s a very quick turnaround.

“We know this league is getting harder and harder.

“Anything can happen.

“We’ll work as hard as we possibly can to achieve staying in this league, moving on with this team, and getting it to where it needs to be and where it deserves to be.” She said.