Reaction after ladies' victory

by Laura Foad

The SAFC Ladies camp reflects on three home points.

Sunderland Ladies maintained their 100% WSL2 record with a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town Ladies despite a long break away from league action.

Goals from Abby Holmes and Keira Ramshaw saw the Lady Black Cats take all three points and team manager Mick Mulhern credited the attitude and effort of the side.

He said: “It’s been a long break and we haven't trained as much as we would have liked to, so it was important that we got through the 90 minutes today.

“We maybe tired around 75 minutes and we will look to improve on that, but ultimately the effort was fantastic."

Mulhern was adamant that the time off from the league would not halt his side’s progress.

He said: “The message from the staff was clear.

“ 'We’ve worked hard in every game to get what we have so far, so don’t let yourselves down today just because it hurts a little bit. Can we dig in and get through?' 

"To be fair, we did."

Abby Holmes, who scored the opening goal, was commended for her role in the match by head coach Claire Robinson.

She said: “I think Abby had a great game. That’s the type of player she is, she likes to get forward. 

“She has done really well and managed to get a goal with her left foot.” 

Despite her individual effort and praise from her head coach, Holmes, who put her unstoppable strike down to wearing a lucky hair bobble, said the win was a result of the hard work and attitude of her team mates.

She said: “We’ve had five long weeks off.

“It’s hard missing football for that long but we have been training hard and it’s nice to come back and get the three big points.

“At the end of the game, we were all digging deep and I am just glad that we came away with all three points.”