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GILLETT: WE'VE SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS

12 May 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Lucy Gillett

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Lucy Gillett believes that the team can be proud of their progress in their first full FA WSL 2 season, ahead of Sunday’s match away at Durham, kick-off 12pm.

Albion face the Wildcats in their penultimate game of the season knowing they still have a chance of winning the title, and Gillett feels the squad have surpassed expectations.

She said, “I’m obviously very happy to be sitting second, and I don’t believe anyone would have said we would be up here in our first full season in the WSL.

“The next two games are so big for us, but we have to take them one at a time and treat them like cup finals. We will put everything into the next two games and hopefully come out on top.

“Durham are a strong team overall and they have a team of players that have played together for a number of years.

“I am sure they have strengthened since we played them at the beginning of the season, and they will provide us with a tough test.”
 
Albion overcame Durham with a 3-2 victory at Culver Road back in October, a game where Gillett was shown a straight red in an eventful contest at the Sussex County FA Headquarters.

“I unfortunately received a red card the last time we played, so I have tried to forget about a small section of the game.

“The game was very close overall, but it was great to see Dani Buet score our third goal to get the three points and make it two wins from two games at the start of the season.”
 
The 24-year-old shot-stopper is one of four goalkeepers to appear for Albion’s first team this season alongside Marie Hourihan, Chloe Sansom and Laura Hartley, and she has relished the stiff competition for places.
 
“The goalkeeper competition is healthy and forces me to push on. I love a challenge and I also enjoy learning from all of the goalkeepers at the club. We all have different strengths and it’s good to learn from one another.
 
“I really enjoy playing for this team. Game time is important for my development and I would never take it for granted. I’m learning from each game and loving every minute of it."


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