MIDFIELDER Lucia Kendall insists Saints FC Women "want to grow as a club" as they beat London City Lionesses 3-1 in front of a club league record attendance of 3,416 at St Mary's.

Kendall, who has captained the side on multiple occasions this season, played a part in all three goals as the dominant Saints made it back-to-back wins.

The 19 year old started the move that led to Molly Pike's opening goal before her cross for Emma Thompson made it 2-0 to the hosts.

After London City pulled a goal back in the second half, Kendall pounced on a mistake before threading a pass through to substitute Rianna Dean to seal the victory.

Kendall believes Saints "dominated the game" and was happy to produce an impressive performance for the fans.

"It was really enjoyable to be able to finish the season at home with a win in front of our fans," she told the Daily Echo.

"They deserve that for the turnout and support they've shown all season. It was what we wanted at the beginning of the day, three points and a good performance.

"First half, we were really good. We dominated the game. We probably should have put the game to bed in the first half and we let them come back into it a little bit.

"But for that third goal, (with Rianna Dean) scoring, she's worked so hard to come back. So I think she deserves that as well. And that just settled us down again."

She continued: "I'm really glad that we put on a performance like that to thank (the fans) for their support this season because they've been important to us.

"We want to push, we want to grow as a club, we want to grow that fan base. Performing in front of them is something we've got to do week in and week out."

Saints end their Championship campaign with a trip to Charlton Athletic on Sunday, April 28 and they can still finish as high as second in the table.

The title and promotion to the Women's Super League, though, is beyond them with Crystal Palace three points ahead of Charlton and an advantage of 22 in the goal difference stakes.

Kendall added: "We want to end the season with momentum that we can build on next season. Going to Charlton and getting a win next weekend is going to be important."