BILLERICAY Town defender Danica Dougal is still targeting the FA Women’s National League Division One South East title despite the club falling five points adrift of table-topping Crawley Wasps.

Kim Coster’s side were condemned to a 2-0 defeat by the pacesetters at the AGP Arena on Sunday.

But, having suffered just two losses from their opening nine league encounters of the campaign, Dougal is confident that Billericay can still leapfrog Crawley in the standings.

The summer signing said: “They were a very physical side and we were a bit battered and bruised after the game.

“We played better in the second half and we changed formation to 4-4-2, which helped us a little bit.

“But we didn’t create many chances and we weren’t clinical enough.

“It was disappointing, but we have started the season really well.

“We are doing well at the moment and hopefully that will continue.

“I’m hoping that we can get to the top of the table.”

Dougal moved to the AGP Arena from C&K Basildon Ladies in the close season.

And the defender, who will be known by C&K Basildon fans by the surname Revell before getting married, admitted she thoroughly enjoyed her time with the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division club.

Dougal added: “I really enjoyed last season with C&K Basildon.

“We finished second in the table and we were unlucky not to finish the season as champions.

“It was great to play a part in the record-breaking campaign and it was also good to win the Women’s Essex County Cup.

“When I joined Billericay, all of the girls were nice and welcoming.

“It was a tough challenge for me to join the club because it meant coming down a league, but I had got married so I wanted to be closer to home.

“Kim Coster is great and she takes care of the players.

“She made me vice-captain, which was nice to come into.”

Before her stints with C&K Basildon and Billericay, Dougal came through the ranks at Leyton Orient’s Centre for Excellence and played for West Ham United Women.

During her time with the Hammers, Dougal worked under former Canvey Island left-back at Julian Dicks.

Dougal confirmed: “I was at West Ham for six years.

“While Julian was there, he was a decent coach and I enjoyed being coached by him.”