Stanway delighted with goal and progression
- 21 March 2016 13:04
- Posted by @MPHenson
Georgia Stanway beamed with joy describing her goal of the season candidate that opened the scoring in the 2-0 win against Liverpool Ladies on Saturday.
The 17-year old broke the deadlock in the 30th minute with a 35-yard screamer that nestled in the top corner, but Stanway was quick to praise the team effort rather than taking individual acclaim.
She told mcfc.co.uk: “I don’t think I’ll be scoring many of them this season! I managed to turn on the ball and drill it into the top corner past the ‘keeper.
“All due credit to the team, it was a tough game on a tough surface but we battled through it and came out with a win.”
Georgia continued: “Hopefully we can maintain what we’re doing, take each game as it comes and carry on the winning streak.”
The England youth international was named on the bench for the SSE Women’s FA Cup clash but found herself thrust into the action following an early injury to Izzy Christiansen.
“You’re not expecting something like that to happen so quick in a game, so you’ve got to prepared and warmed up properly before heading on," she said.
“I came on and I think I made a difference; I worked hard and the girls around me supported me by talking me through the game.”
The win marked City’s first competitive victory of the season following three pre-season games and the teenager believes the early games have helped the team prepare accordingly for a busy start to the 2016 season.
Stanway stated: “It was very important to get a win in the first competitive game of the season.
“We’ve got to take each match as it comes and now the game is over, we’ve got to focus on Notts County ahead of Wednesday’s game.
“Getting the three games in during pre-season has helped us prepare for the busy start to the season. That’s what football is about, games come thick and fast and there’s no better week!”