Monday 12 February 2018

WILSON: "Try and put things right"

Durham captain Sarah Wilson is itching to get back on the pitch after a narrow defeat against Doncaster Belles.

The Wildcats lost 2-1 to their table-topping visitors, as the Belles came from behind to claim victory after the skipper had opened the scoring.

And Wilson is now keen to look ahead to next weekend’s FA Cup tie with Leicester City which gives Durham an immediate chance to bounce back.

Here’s her views on the game:

Wilson on the result:

“We’re obviously really disappointed with the result.

“I thought we played exceptionally well in the conditions, however they dealt with it better in the second half.

“We limited their chances, and they did score one great team goal and we’ll give them that.

“And their second goal, she did it hit very well so credit to Doncaster.

“We had our chances as well.

“It’s fine margins at the top and it was an evenly-matched game.

“I can understand where they’re coming from that it was a really tough game, and it was for both sides.

“We were building on a really good performance against Sheffield and it’s important we build on those and finish those games off.”

Wilson on the windy conditions:

“It was difficult for both teams.

“You could tell from the off there was nothing really going for us in terms of that.

“So you have to change the way you play and keep everything on the floor.

“But like I say it was the same for both teams.”

Wilson on missed chances:

“We had some great chances and we have to finish those.

“Especially against the top teams, you’re not going to get that many of them.

“We hit the bar in the first couple of minutes of the second half and if that goes in it could be a really different game.

“But on another day, it could’ve gone either way.”

Wilson on her first goal of the campaign:

“It’s really good to help the team.

“It was an excellent corner and one of the set pieces we’ve been working on so it was really good to get on the scoresheet.

“But it always feels better when you come away with the three points.”

Wilson on the FA Cup tie against Leicester City:

“It’s really good to switch off from the league as well.

“But it’s good in terms of performances to try and build some momentum.

“When you have a result like that you just want to get back on the pitch and try and put things right.

“So it’s really important that we go into the game next week really positive.”

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