Albion women's longest-serving outfield player is determined to win promotion.
Charley Boswell is eager to make history with Brighton & Hove Albion women, as they prepare to face Sporting Club Albion in The FA Women’s Premier League Championship Play-Off Final on Sunday.
The 25-year-old highlighted how far the club has come in recent years, with the side only needing one more victory on Sunday to take their place Women’s Super League 2 (WSL2), subject to meeting FA WSL 2 licence criteria.
She told seagulls.co.uk, “For me personally, I’ve not based all my hopes and dreams on getting into the Super League.
“But Brighton have come a long way in the last two years to even consider getting into the Super League as an achievable goal. It was something which I never thought I could reach.
“Now it’s so close, you start to think about the ‘what ifs’ and it would be amazing to be part of a team that takes Brighton up to a new challenge. We really deserve it.”
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The Seagulls secured their place in The FA Women’s Premier League Premier League Championship Play-Off Final back on 10th April, after a 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur secured the Southern Division title.
The Baggies only knew their fate on 15th May, following a 4-1 victory over Bradford City to take the Northern Division crown, but Boswell insists that won’t count for much on the day.
“There are pros and cons for both of us. We had a lot more time to prepare ourselves, but we never knew who the opposition was going to be and we’ve not been able to prepare in terms of that.
“Although we’ve had time to prepare as a team, game time is still massively important. They’ve had a lot of pros themselves and are probably still in maximum fitness, knowing they were going to be playing us.
“We just need to stay switched on and do the things that we’ve been doing all year. We still want to go out on the pitch and be proud of ourselves.”
The defender says Albion will have learned plenty from their meeting earlier on in the season, as the Black Country side edged a thrilling SSE Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Culver Road with a 4-3 win.
“We know they attack quickly, press high and are a tenacious team. They are very passionate about the team they represent and they gave it 110 per cent when they played us.
“It was an amazing comeback from us to recover from 3-0 down to get to 3-3, but they showed character themselves to win 4-3. It will be an interesting game and hopefully we can get the right result.”
The game takes place at Adams Park on Sunday 29th May, kick-off 2pm. Tickets for the FA Women’s Premier League Championship Play-off Final will be available on the day and cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for concessions (OAPs and under-16s), £1 for under-10s and free for under-3s.