Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Jodie Brett highlighted the importance of claiming a first FA Women’s Super League victory over the season, and how the team had to grind out a result.
Brett set Albion on their way to three points with a 14th minute strike, and she expressed her relief after securing that first league win.
She said, “We knew it was going to be hard and you saw how happy we were to get the three points at the final whistle.
“We know that you can’t always plays the prettiest football to get a result. We showed that we could fight and we saw the game out until the end.
“We’ve been working very hard to get that first win; it’s been a long time coming and we are really happy to dig it out and get the three points.”
Brett spoke more in detail about scoring her first goal for the club since arriving from Everton in the summer, and how the team is adapting to life in the top flight of women’s football.
“I need to start adding goals to my game, but overall I’m just really happy for the team. We’re very positive as a group of players, and now we want to kick on from here.
“The girls are coping with the step up really well, but the jump is massive and it’s been a big transition process for everyone. We’d be foolish if we thought otherwise.
“Everyone is coping really well, we’re building on our performances and hopefully the results will come.”