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McMahon proud of SSFC Women's form


Club captain Becki McMahon says she is so “proud” of her team after South Shields Women pulled off an incredible late comeback against Harrogate Town on Sunday.


Until Shields cancelled out Tallulah Freeman’s opener through Jaz Elliott-Wood in the 85th minute, many felt it was just one of those days despite a seemingly dominant display.


One chance in the second half saw three attempts on goal strike the crossbar before going out, which was testament to the lack of luck on the lasses’ part at times.


Nevertheless, Annece Legg drilled her penalty in with just one minute on the clock remaining and Matt Gatiss’ side held on to take a valuable three points back to South Shields.


“I was proud of every single one of the lasses on Sunday”, McMahon, the player of the match, reflected.


“Even into the last stages of the game, every single player believed we could still turn it around and we did.”


That result kept the Mariners undefeated and, as well as going top of the NERWFL Premier Division, the lasses are now the only side not to lose a game in the league after Sunderland West End lost to Bradford.


McMahon added: "It’s exciting to be the last unbeaten team in the league and we’re looking to continue that.


"We have a run of home games now too where we can hopefully continue our great form going into the Christmas break.”


A string of home matches sees Shields firstly take on last weekend’s opponents, Harrogate, with further details to be shared later this week as to the ground and ticket details (2pm kick-off).


It will surely be an exciting game as the visitors look to secure their first three points of the season. They were just five minutes away from doing that against the Mariners on Sunday.


A Durham FA Women’s Cup tie against Gateshead Leam Rangers follows on November 19th, before Shields face Hull United, Redcar Town, Wallsend BC and Wakefield for the second time before breaking for Christmas.

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