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Legg: Hard work and determination paid off

Hard work and determination got South Shields Women the win on Sunday, according to player of the match Annece Legg.

She put in a star performance as Shields kept up their unbeaten start to the NERWFL Premier Division season thanks to a 4-1 away win against Wakefield.

Eve Gatens bagged two including a near-trademark penalty strike, Sophie Greener launched a rocket from an almost impossible angle and Jade Dryden capped off the game late on in style.

“It was a really good team performance,” Legg said.

“We passed the ball around comfortably and stayed composed as much as possible, just like what we have been working on in training.

“The hard work and determination throughout the game from every player is what got us the great goals and rewarded us with the win.

“On a personal note, I was happy with my own performance.

“After coming back from a lengthy injury, I knew I needed to work hard to return into a very strong squad that we now have, and I feel like the hard work is paying off, with gradually getting more minutes and adding more strength across the team.”

The lasses have risen to second in the table after upcoming County Cup opponents Spennymoor Town lost a thrilling battle against leaders Sunderland West End.

“It’s brilliant to see how we have started the season off,” Legg continued. “And after this win, it has now put us in second place with a fantastic goal difference.

“We know it’s still early days but with the improvements we have made so far and the dynamics in the dressing room, there’s no reason why we can’t continue our unbeaten run.”

As mentioned, this Sunday sees Shields face off against Spennymoor for the second time this season, as they look to make amends for their 3-0 defeat in the League Cup in August.

The match will be played at New Ferens Park for a 1.30pm kick-off and as ever, any support would be greatly appreciated.

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