Kathryn Hill has backed Durham Women to continue growing – after a record-breaking 2020/21 season.
While the Wildcats narrowly missed out on their ultimate aim of promotion, the side achieved their highest-ever league finish and points total after an impressive campaign.
And the defender believes there is a bright future ahead for the club, who continue to go from strength to strength.
“We were pushing all season for a performance like this,” Hill said after the 7-1 win over Coventry United.
“There’s been so much pressure all season but we showed today that we enjoyed ourselves and some of the football we were playing was brilliant.
“It’s disappointing not to finish first in the league but as long as we’re improving each season that’s the main thing. We’ve improved every year since I’ve been here and the club’s going from strength to strength. Finishing second is still a good achievement.”
Commenting further on the game, Hill added: “We started the game with intent and Sarah Wilson has hit the post and then we’ve got a corner quickly. That set the tone for the game.
“We wanted to go out and enjoy ourselves and put on a show for all of the fans that have tuned in throughout the season on the live feed and it was good to see us get some goals and play some good football.
“Wils [Sarah Wilson] is taking credit for my goal because she said we should switch runs so I took the run she did and scored, so I should thank the captain for that one.
“We see each other in training every night and we know what we’re capable of. I think, sometimes, we put too much pressure on ourselves and don’t go out and enjoy it as much. Today, you could see we were relaxed and enjoying ourselves. We let it happen and it was good.”