Courtney Brosnan was delighted with the record-breaking turnout for the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, and was full of praise for the Everton supporters.
Played in front of an incredible 22,161 fans, the Blues earned a 1-1 draw against local rivals, Liverpool, on Friday night.
Brosnan produced an excellent display throughout the 90 minutes. Despite Everton having their own chances to win the match, Brosnan faced seven shots on target, and managed to keep the Blues in the game with some impressive stops.
It was an entertaining encounter, but the Everton goalkeeper believes Everton played well enough to win the match.
“I think we’re disappointed to walk away with a draw,” Brosnan admitted to evertontv. “But obviously, a draw is better than a loss.
“I was just doing what could to keep us in it at the end.
“We did enough to win the game. We created chances, and we dominated possession, so we’re disappointed with that today.”
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The highly anticipated clash was the first-ever Women’s Super League Merseyside derby to be held at the Goodison Park, and it was watched on by 22,161 cheering spectators.
Brosnan was blown away by the support and revealed that it meant a lot to the players to have so many fans in the stadium.
“It was amazing! The Everton fans are unbelievable at Walton Hall Park and to have them here at Goodison was really special,” she said.
“So, to get that number of fans, really meant a lot to us.
“We obviously wanted to get the win for them, but we put in a good performance, so hopefully they enjoyed it.
Despite a positive performance, the Blues’ shot stopper is keen for Everton to return to winning ways. When asked about the need to pick up three points in their next outing, she responded: “Yes, 100%. Obviously, the games come thick and fast, and our attention turns to Spurs.
“It’s an important game on Sunday for us. It would be nice to have some of the fans come back to Walton Hall Park. And yes, it would definitely be amazing to get a win as well.”
Everton return to action on Sunday 2 April (1pm BST) as they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Walton Hall Park.