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Leanne Cowan: 'It's nice to finish the season at Princes Park'

With London City Lionesses' place in the Barclays Women's Championship secured for next season, our attention turns to the season finale.

Lewes visit Princes Park at 2pm on Sunday [28 April], with Remi Allen's side hoping to finish the campaign on a high.

After training on Tuesday [23 April], we caught up with defender Leanne Cowan.

Here is every word she said.

We're always disappointed to come out on the losing side, but what did you think of the game as a whole?

I think they're a good side and that they are where they are in the table for a reason. They have some good players. We started a little bit slowly, which killed us, because then we were two goals down. After that, we were able to respond, which led to us getting a foothold in the game and almost getting back into it. Overall, it was a disappointing day.

Talk us through your goal...

There's not really much to say — we won the ball in midfield and then we switched it into the wide areas. I was just trying to make sure that I was in the right place at the right time because we'd been working on getting numbers in the box in training. I knew that I had to make the back post, Dan [Carter] put a great ball across, Lotta [Lindstrom] got a touch on it, and I managed to get it in. It was positive because it gave us momentum in the game.

We obviously set our sights higher than staying in the league at the start of the season, but how did it feel to wrap up safety at St. Mary's?

It's good because anyone can beat anyone on their day and there is always uncertainty until your place is confirmed. In this league, whichever team plays better on the day is usually the one that wins. That's also what I love about the Championship, there's always chaos, but it's definitely nice to know that we're safe and that we can concentrate on trying to finish on a high at home.

Are you looking forward to being back at Princes Park?

I always like playing at home. It's nice to finish at Princes Park because I've been the away team on the final day of the last couple of seasons. It'll be nice to have our fans there, we're excited for it.

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