After a run of positive results, most recently a 3-0 win over Sheffield FC Women, Burnley FC Women currently sit second in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division, a favourable position to be in for a newly promoted side.
However, with a busy schedule including a semi-final place in the Lancashire Women’s Challenge Cup and a Women’s FA Cup tie on the horizon in the new year, it’s a demanding calendar for the Clarets Women.
While pleased with the team’s progress so far, 2019/20 signing Sarah Agger, one of 10 new faces to have joined the side for the new campaign, talks of the challenges ahead.
To be sat second in the table at this point of the season is quite an achievement. How have you found the campaign up to now?
Obviously to be second in the table is a good position for us to be in, but we focus game by game. It’s a tough league and every game is a challenge.
You signed for Burnley FC Women at the beginning of the season. How are you finding your time at the club?
I love this club! When I signed, all the girls and staff made me feel welcome. We are a close-knit team and all work for each other. I’m proud to wear the shirt.
Have there been any stand out moments for you this season up to now? Any game that stands out for you?
A stand out moment for me this season would probably be the Huddersfield away game, where we came away with a 3-2 win. We knew they would be tough opposition, but we dug deep and got the result.
Burnley FC Women are in both the Women’s FA Cup and the Lancashire Women’s Challenge Cup competition, how do you balance these with the league? What are your ambitions in the competitions?
We focus one game at a time. Our ambition is that we want to keep striving to win every game possible as a team and keep producing good football, we also want to go as far as we can in the competitions.
What are your aims for the season?
Our aims as a team are to keep producing high quality football and getting good results. We will keep training hard during the week building up to each game to reach these aims.
Burnley FC Women will have a break over the festive season but will be back in action against Nottingham Forest Women FC on Sunday 5th January in the Women’s FA Cup third round. Kick-off is 1pm at Padiham FC’s Ruby Civil Arena, 16 Well Street, Padiham, Burnley, BB12 8LE. Entrance is £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s.