Eleanor Dale was delighted to see Durham Women get what they deserved after they claimed a 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers.
Dale’s header set the Wildcats on their way to a vital three points, with what was her first goal for the club.
And the striker was delighted to find the net while helping her new side to a triumph.
“I’m really happy,” she said.
“I think the team absolutely battled and we deserved the win, and of course I’m happy to get on the scoresheet.
“I was thrilled. There was a chance in the first half I should have buried, but I kept going and it paid off.”
Dale’s goal came at a crucial point in the match, with Durham having struggled to break down Blackburn in a cagey first-half.
“I feel like we came out a lot stronger in the second half,” said the striker.
“When we got that goal, it settled us down and we kicked-on and got another.
“Credit to Blackburn, we couldn’t break them down in the first half, but we battled as a team and deserved the three points.”
Dale was cheered on by her Grandad in the stands at Bamber Bridge – and was quickly congratulated by her family after a first FA Women’s Championship goal.
“My Mum was straight on the phone, saying she was watching and she was proud!
“It was really nice to have them watching.”