Alex Scott and Arsenal eyeing fourth Conti Cup victory

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014
Alex Scott wants to add another medal to her collection

Alex Scott says Arsenal’s flawless record in The FA WSL Continental Cup should stand them in good stead as they aim for a remarkable fourth victory in as many years.

Since the competition began in 2011 there has only been one name inscribed on the trophy. In 2011, while Scott was playing for the Boston Breakers in America, Arsenal triumphed 4-1 against Birmingham City.

A year later the Blues were beaten again by Arsenal, this time with Scott in the side, while last season Notts County, formerly Lincoln Ladies, were the Gunners’ victims.

Arsenal v Manchester City

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Manchester City stand in the way of a fourth straight title at Adams Park on Thursday, but the 30-year-old defender – who lifted The FA Cup earlier this season – insists prior experience will prove crucial.

“We’ve won it every year so we’ll be going into the game confident and hopefully we can retain it,” said the England international.

“It’s massive. If other teams had come away with two trophies they’d be delighted so we’ve got to be happy we’re in two finals this season.

“It’s a one-off game so anything can happen. They’re going to be confident with the money they’ve spent, they’re trying to raise the profile of the club so they’ll be going in all guns blazing.

"But we’ll be confident with the form we’re in at the moment.”

Arsenal come into The Final unbeaten in four games, but City will also fancy their chances having derailed Chelsea’s FA WSL 1 title hopes last time out.

Nick Cushing, Manchester City ladies FC

Manchester City boss Nick Cushing

England internationals Toni Duggan and Jill Scott netted in the 2-1 win over the London side, which consequently handed the trophy to Liverpool on a dramatic final day.

And City boss Nick Cushing claims his side have the belief to deliver a trophy in the club’s inaugural season.

“A cup final for any team shows success and of the six Continental Cup games we’ve been a part of this year, we’ve won five of them – that shows how consistent we can be,” said Cushing.

“Reaching The Conti Cup Final shows we are a good team that can win not just this final, but leagues and cups in the future.

“We have started our journey and in that short time we’ve had some really good highs and also big lows.

“But I’m a believer that we have to develop our experience from everything we’ve been through so far and always look for a positive. If we perform well on the day, we know we can win.”

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By FA Staff