ACHTERHOF: “I Hope It’s Just The Start”

Iris Achterhof was delighted to get off the mark for Durham – and hopes her maiden strikes for the club were ‘just the start’.

The Dutch striker, who joined the club in the summer, netted her first two goals for the Wildcats in the 6-0 win at London City Lionesses.

And while happy to see her teammates on the scoresheet, Achterhof admits it’s a pressure lifted after she found the back of the next.

Indeed, the forward says she is loving life in the North East having made a quick impression on the Durham faithful.

Here’s what she had to say after the win over the Lionesses:

Achterhof on her goal…

“It’s always good to be back on the scoresheet, especially at that time in the game when the second half had just started.

“The first half was not as good as we wanted it to be, but to score two quick goals got us back in the game.

“It feels good and I hope it’s just the start of more.”

Achterhof on whether not scoring is a pressure…

“Yeah, it’s always a little bit.

“As a striker you’re expected to score goals – but for me, it doesn’t matter who scores the goals as long as we win.

“It’s more of a team thing and I’m happy if somebody else scores. But I’m also happy when I get back on the scoresheet!”

Achterhof on her start to life at Durham…

“It’s been great so far.

“I love the games, I love the team, I love the energy and it’s just great to be out there with all my friends.

“I’m having a great time.

“The weather isn’t even too bad – it’s been quite nice!

“I like the city, the people are nice and it’s all been good so far.”

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