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Chi coach: we must start games quicker

Chichester City Ladies coach Craig Burns is calling on his side to continue to progress as they look to cement their position in the top two of the FA Women’s Southern Premier.


The Oaklands Park side have stumbled in recent weeks, losing three of their last five in the league.


Those results have seen Chi slip off top spot. With seven matches still to play and teams below them in hot pursuit, City will want to ensure their good start to the campaign does not end in disappointment.


After a 4-2 loss at Cardiff City a fortnight ago – which was all but sealed by three first half goals for the hosts, the Chi coaches are hoping their side will come out firing when they host Loughborough Foxes on Sunday (2pm).


When asked about the poor start away in south Wales, goalkeeper coach Burns said: “Maybe it’s a confidence thing or perhaps people switched off after a long journey. We need to be quicker out of the blocks.”


City were due to play Queens Park Rangers last weekend at Bognor’s Nyewood Lane but the match was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.


All the focus now is on a home match against the Foxes at Oaklands on Sunday.


Burns said: “It’s the progress of going from Oxford where we [won 1-0 but] didn’t create chances to Cardiff where we did and now we have to take them. We’re putting that game behind us now, we’ve taken the positives and now we’re moving forward.”

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