Marthe Delight At Maiden Blues Strike

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By her own admission, Marthe Munsterman doesn’t score often. In 84 league appearances for former club FC Twente, she netted just three goals.

However she is already off the mark for Everton having helped the Blue Girls secure their first win of the season recently.

A tough start to the campaign has seen the Toffees narrowly beaten by Liverpool, Birmingham City and Manchester City but they were rewarded for their positive play in last week's Continental Cup victory at Doncaster Rovers Belles.

An early Chloe Kelly strike plus home skipper Leandra Little’s own goal had given Andy Spence’s side the advantage but there was still time in the final minutes for Munsterman to lash home from 16 yards and net her first goal in English football.

“I’m delighted and very proud with the goal because I’ve not scored many in my career so far!” she smiled after the game. “It didn’t happen too often at FC Twente. I didn’t even know how to celebrate! But I’m very pleased to get off the mark.

“Coming on in the second half, Andy just told me to help us keep the ball and do my own thing. That’s what I tried to do but I was coming into a really hard game. I’m happy with the minutes I played and that I could help us get our first win.

“The girls played really well and we were all happy to get the three points. We really deserved them because we have got better every week. Of course it is nice to win games, so to do so is really pleasing.”

The Blue Girls have enjoyed a short rest period between the Doncaster game and their next WSL 1 fixture against Arsenal on Sunday.

Munsterman admitted it was good to go into that break off the back of a victory and added that the squad intend to keep the feel-good factor going for as long as they can.

“We have had a little break and it was nice to go into that off the back of a good win,” she said. “When we got back into training, everyone was happy and now it is about keeping that good feeling going for as long as possible.

“The girls deserve credit because even when we have not got the result we wanted, we have never lost our confidence. The players deserve a big compliment for the way they have played so far. Now we just want to continue getting better every week.”

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