Hayley Crawford: Back on track

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Saturday saw us finally record our first win of the season (4-0 against Adelaide United) in what we hope is the catalyst to kick start our climb back up the ladder. Football is a funny game as our season began so well but then faltered in the following three rounds that saw us record three consecutive losses and took away any confidence which we may have had.

Hopefully that is all behind us now and we can surge ahead and pick up maximum points in all remaining games to reach our goal of playing finals football. It’s a tough ask but with results going our way and focusing on the only game we can control, ours each week, nothing is impossible!

We started our week of training again on Tuesday with our usual morning weights and afternoon field session and I the mood was a far brighter affair than in previous weeks. We have to enjoy the confidence and belief that a win can bring but also remember that this is the first small step and the immediate focus is on the new girls of the league, The Western Sydney Wanderers.

Like their male counterparts the WSW have achieved some good results on the field and will definitely bring the game to us. We will have to stay focused for the whole 90+ minutes as they have players that can definitely punish you.

Catherine Cannuli scored a brace last week and having played with and against her for many many years now I know the danger she holds. There are many memories of playing against the likes of herself and Sarah Walsh and them finding the back of the net so I’ll have to be on my toes to try and stop this from happening on Sunday.

It will be a hard game but if our girls start the way we did against Adelaide with a lot of intensity, belief and enthusiasm I think we may just come away from Campbelltown with the three points.
Hope to see you at the game!!

Hayley

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Club Captain for Westfield W-League side Newcastle Jets, Hayley has represented Australia at many levels including the Matildas. Catch the W-League every week at your local ground or if you can’t make the game watch it on ABC1.

This season, the Newcastle Jets launched a Facebook page just for their W-League team, be sure to like it. 

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