MARTINO Chevannes says QPR Ladies go into this weekend’s game with Coventry United in confident mood after success in the west London derby last time out.
A 1-0 win over Fulham booked the R’s a place in this season’s Capital Women’s Cup semi-finals as Dominika Netschova’s second-half winner clinched victory at Motspur Park, much to Chevannes’ delight.
“It was a typical cup game,” the Ladies boss told www.qprlfc.co.uk. “Being a London derby, it was always going to be a battle and, despite the fact they’re two leagues below us, we knew it would be a tough game.
“There were things we could have done better but overall I was pleased with the performance and glad to get the result we needed to progress.”
While a semi-final clash with Crystal Palace awaits in February, Rangers now refocus their attentions back to the FA Women’s Premier League ahead of Sunday’s visit from Coventry United.
Coventry sit fifth in the table but arrive at Uxbridge in fine form, having won all but one of their last eight games in all competitions.
“We know it’s going to be a very difficult game,” Chevannes admitted. “Coventry started the season slightly slower than they’d have hoped but they’re back to full strength now and back on form.
“They’re an extremely good side.”
Rangers, though, are on the rise too and looking to build on a 1-1 draw with Chichester City last time out in the league.
Chevannes added: “We are growing in confidence after a draw and a win.
“We know Sunday is going to be a much tougher test and we’re going to have be on our game; we’re going to have to be compact and disciplined because given the opportunity, they will punish us.
“Our priority is to get some more points on the board and pull ourselves up the table. We’re not that far away from the teams above us, and a result this weekend would put us right back in the mix.”
Sunday's game is taking place at Uxbridge FC, kick-off 2pm.