Everton midfielder Emma Bissell has revealed her pride at scoring her first goal for the Club but insisted the manner of the Blues’ dominant FA Cup win was the most pleasing aspect of the night.
Brian Sørensen’s side hit the road and blew National League North side Nottingham Forrest away with a stunning 7-1 win, as six different players got on the scoresheet for Everton to help send them into the competition’s quarter-finals.
Kathrine Kühl opened the scoring with a lob to net her first goal for the club, whilst Martina Piemonte doubled the Blues’ lead with a bullet header before half-time.
Charlotte Greengrass got one back for Forest immediately after the interval, but Justine Vanhaevermaet restored the Toffees’ two-goal lead on 52 minutes. Kühl forced a fourth in deep into the second half as her curling strike rebounded off the upright against the goalkeeper and rolled into the bottom corner.
Bissell, who arrived on Merseyside in the summer, netted the fifth before Toni Duggan and Hanna Bennison capped off a night to remember for the Toffees.
“It was nice to get the goal and get off the mark, but the main thing was getting the job done,” Bissell told evertontv.
“From the players that started to those who came on, we kept the momentum high throughout the game. But obviously on a personal note, always nice to get goals in the game.
“My family were really happy to see it. With me being in the United States these past two years, they couldn’t get to many games. So it was nice for them to be there and watch it. But again, the most important thing was getting the win.”
Influential teammate Lucy Hope added that the comprehensive display can act as a platform to build on as the Blues look to assemble some momentum in their WSL campaign.
“The main focus going into that game was making sure it was a professional performance and conceiving a win," she said. "We got multiple players on the scoresheet, so overall it was a really professional job. We came in, got the job down and went back up the road again.
“Confidence grows on performances like that. Scoring goals, having plenty of the ball, it’s a good game to build on as we get back into league action.”
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