Galton ‘relieved’ to score winner
Goalscorer Leah Galton expressed her pleasure at firing home the deciding goal in United Women’s hard-fought Women’s Super League victory over Brighton.
The visitors made life difficult for Marc Skinner’s side and frustrated the Reds throughout the afternoon.
But Galton was on had to slot home the winner in the second half, a goal that could prove vital in United Women’s push for Champions League football.
Galton: We got there in the end
Leah Galton praises United Women's resilience to overcome Brighton's challenge...
She said: “Three points [were] needed, and that’s what we did today. It’s a bit of a relief because it was a bit of a scrappy game. We got there in the end.”
“I watched it on the floor roll in and it was the longest three seconds of my life!” added the England international. “It went in and that’s what matters.”
The final stages of the game were nervy for Skinner’s side, as Brighton pushed for an equaliser.
But Galton had confidence that as soon as she put United Women ahead, her teammates were going to see out the three points.
She said: “I have full faith in the team. Once we went a goal up, I felt like we were going to win the game.
“That’s what we did today, and that’s all we’ve got to do [between now and the end of the season].”
Highlights: United Women v Brighton
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Looking ahead, the winger set out her ambitions for the rest of the season.
“We are taking it game by game. We will refocus after the internationals, take the next game as it comes and that’s all we can do until the end of the season.”