Oxford United Women face three tough away games to end their National League season, starting at Ipswich Town on Sunday.
Two wins in the last four games has seen the U’s lose ground on the leaders with Southampton winning their games in hand to take top spot from long time leaders Ipswich and clinch the title with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth last night.
“We have given it absolutely everything all season” Manager Liam Gilbert told us “and we will do that again on Sunday and then in our last two games: that’s the only way we know to do things.
“Credit to Southampton who have been relentless all season and shown what a good team they are. It takes a bit of character to win matches you have in hand on other teams, especially when the pressure is on.
“ Ipswich will be hurt at losing top spot and that is going to make for a very good game on Sunday: we beat them earlier in the season as well as drawing with Southampton so we are absolutely determined to show once again that we can compete at the top of this league.
“We have had a weekend with no game so we are fresh for these last three matches and we will travel up to Ipswich really looking forward to the game.”