Hannah Reid believes a family-like spirit has been key to Durham Women’s fine start to 2019.
The Wildcats are yet to lose in the FA Women’s Championship since the turn of the year, and continued their fine form with a 1-0 victory at Lewes on Sunday.
Nicki Gears’ first-half strike ensured that Durham remained in the thick of the promotion race – and Reid puts the stunning results of late down to a strong spirit among the side.
And the stopper is hopeful that will continue to stand her side in good stead, starting with the visit of Sheffield United in a fortnight.
“We knew it was going to be a close game,” she said, of the trip to Lewes.
“We knew it was going to be a difficult pitch to play on too, Lewes are a tough team to play especially after the journey.
“We were prepared for it though and we did well, I’m very happy with our performance.
“So far we’re unbeaten in the league in 2019 and I put that down to being a family on and off the pitch, also we’re focused, driven and know what we want to achieve this season.
“The clean sheet proves that defensively we are solid and we credit ourselves on that.
“We want as many clean sheets as possible because then it means we only need one goal to win if worst comes to worst.
“It’ll be another physical game against Sheffield United, we’ll train hard and prepare well for it and hopefully come away with the three points.”