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Buet Delighted To Get Off The Mark

By Jake Ketley • 15 October 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion captain Dani Buet was delighted to get the side off the mark with her terrific strike in yesterday's 3-3 draw with Everton.

The midfielder opened the scoring on Merseyside and said that it was up there with one of the best goals of her career.

She said, “No, I don’t think I’ve scored one better, I think it was my first outfield goal in about six or seven years so I wasn’t expecting it if I’m honest!

“If you connect well with the balls we use in this league, then it has every chance. But whilst I’m happy to score, I’m just happy we secured the point.”

Buet was also impressed with the depth of the squad with substitute Ellie Brazil getting on the scoresheet twice, and believes that squad are finally starting to make their mark on the league.

“I’m really proud of the girls’ efforts; we’re now starting to show people what we are all about. We’ve got good players with great character.

“I think the team proved that yesterday by coming back from 3-1 down against, in my opinion, a very good Everton team in their own stadium.

“We also showed the strength we have all the way through our squad by bringing on Amanda [Nilden] and Ellie [Brazil,] as it really changed the game up for us.

“We started really well on the front foot. We’d put in a good free-kick and a good corner before the goal, so we were threating from the first whistle.

“Obviously, it was a very early goal which sometimes can be a bit detrimental as it may have been for us going in to half-time 2-1 down.

“I think just for us to get our first goal in the league this season was massive. We then went on to get another two and potentially could have got a winner in the last few minutes, but the most important thing was getting as point on the board, especially coming back from 3-1 down.”

The skipper spoke about next week’s match against Manchester City and hoped the team could draw on the positives from yesterday’s result to help them through the match.

“This performance with help us 100 percent. We’re obviously aware that Manchester City’s confidence will be sky high having just beaten West Ham 7-1.

“We aren’t naïve and we know our game plan will have to be different from what it was on Sunday, but with the confidence and the comeback yesterday, we’re giving ourselves every chance.

“The way everyone felt after walking off the pitch was really positive and the atmosphere felt more like a win. We’ll take that into training this week and just try to be as diligent as we can, train hard and put into practice what we’ve learned today both from what we’ve done well and also our mistakes.

“It’s a big game, we played them last year and we weren’t as good of a team then as we are now, so we know what we what to expect.

“As long as we are on our game and everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet, there’s no reason why we can’t get something from the game, especially as our performances are improving every week.”

Tickets are on sale for Albion's next FA Women's Super League match against Manchester City on Sunday, 21 October. Prices start from £7 for adults and £3 for under 10s when booked in advance. Visit seagullstickets.com for full details.

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