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May and White look back on "special night" with SSFC Women

Goalscorers Natalie May and Ellie White shared their delight at getting on the scoresheet for South Shields Women during their 3-1 win over Alnwick Town Ladies.

The pair found the back of the net en route to Shields’ impressive night-time win, which guided them above and beyond the 40-point marker for the first time in this division.

First off, May got her long-awaited goal after she was afforded some time and space in the box - thankfully for her it swerved around the Alnwick defender before flying into the net unopposed!

“It was brilliant to get my first goal,” she said. 

“Like you said it’s been a long time coming; it’s given me a massive confidence boost. 

“It’s a bit of a shame it’s happened towards the end of the season and not at the start!

“The girls are always behind me - the girls, Alex and Michael have been hoping for me to score for a long time and it’s finally happened.”

It was a much better performance from the team than at the weekend which should inspire some confidence heading into Sunday’s game against Barnsley FC Women.

She continued: “We were much better last night than we were on the weekend. 

“I don’t want to make any excuses. It was a poor performance from us and we have got to learn from it. 

“It was down to us to put it right and I think we did that against Alnwick.”

But whatever happens over this next week, it has truly been a “season to remember!” 

May finished: “It's been a great season, the league has been the most competitive it has been in a long time and it’s made it exciting. 

“As a team, we have some great memories that we will never forget.”

As for the second half star White, she was delighted to get two more goals on her record. 

“Honestly I didn’t [see it coming] but it just came from hard work and closing the ball down and I got my reward,” she said. 

“Then for the second I just knew I had to try and get something on the end of it, as it was a great ball put in!”

It was a great night of football and having the fans chant her name is a moment she’ll cherish.

White added: “Playing at 1st Cloud is always a great occasion, never mind playing under the lights!

“It was a special night for us all and it’s unreal the support we get from everyone turning up for us.

 “It gives us all a massive boost so I would like to thank everyone for coming down!”

The lasses’ final home game of the season, and their penultimate test overall, comes this Sunday when they take on promotion candidates Barnsley at 1st Cloud Arena.

Kick-off is at 2pm and it is £3 admission. For the last time at home, we would love to see as many of you down as possible to cheer the team on!

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Manuel Murphy
Manuel Murphy
May 07

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Kiri Cowell
Kiri Cowell
May 06

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