Lily Crosthwaite says she remains grateful for every opportunity to represent Durham Women – after scoring her first goal for the club.
The teenage winger netted a fine goal in the 2-1 reverse to Leicester City, which was the culmination of plenty of work on the training ground.
And while it wasn’t enough to secure victory on this occasion, it was a moment to remember for Crosthwaite.
So can she talk us through that stunning strike?
“I was just driving in and we’d practiced so much in training cutting in and trying to get more on target.
“I’ve been trying to improve my shooting so I thought I’d try and take the opportunity as best I could.”
“It would have been a lot better had we won, but we know Leicester are a top opposition,” she continued.
“But regardless, I’m happy to get a goal and the opportunity overall.”
The Wildcats played over half of the game against the top tier side with ten players, but still came off disappointed with defeat.
That, says Crosthwaite, is emblematic of the spirit within the dressing room.
“We have so much passion and we want to win every game, regardless of the opposition,” she explained.
“Everyone puts the work in week in, week out and it’s just a shame we couldn’t get the result.”
The youngster has received plenty of opportunities so far this season, but says her feet will stay firmly on the ground.
“I’m so proud.
“Every opportunity I’ve got I’m so grateful for, so I’ll keep working hard and getting pushed by the players and staff and hopefully there’s more opportunities to come.”
Watch the full interview below: