Northumbria Sport W1 football ended their unbeaten season in style after an impressive 4-1 win away against a much-improved Loughborough side.
Already crowned champions of the BUCS Premier North league heading into the tie, coach Amber Whitley’s side dominated possession on their way to a rampant win with goals coming from skipper Mollie Lambert and Bridget Galloway, who scored an impressive hat-trick.
And speaking after the game, Captain Lambert, who also plays for Sunderland AFC ladies, declared that she was delighted to get the win and maintain a positive performance throughout the contest.
“The girls did what they needed to do to win the game yesterday in what was a scrappy game in parts,” said an elated Lambert.
“Out attacking play at times was very positive and it just goes to show with Bridget bagging a hat-trick.
“We were disappointed to concede even though they were a strong and much improved side, especially after our solid defensive performance.
“But we learn from our mistakes and take them into what should be a successful cup run.”
The win was an important one for Lambert’s side because it allowed them to maintain their unbeaten run whilst also giving them a positive edge as they look ahead to the start of their BUCS cup competition in February.
And while the girls were ecstatic to have maintained an unbeaten season, Lambert admitted that she is confident her team can go on to win the double and secure a win in the quarter final of the cup in February.
“We wanted to win so we could maintain a 100% winning record over the season,” said Lambert positively.
“It was really important that we didn’t take our foot off the gas going into a very intense cup run over the next few weeks.
“For me personally, it showed great character from the girls to go unbeaten this season.
“So now we are confident going into our cup run although we have to make sure we treat each game as the final so we don’t become complacent.”