Lionesses’ deadline day signing Rosella Ayane made a perfect start to her Millwall career scoring the opening goal in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Everton Ladies.
The nineteen-year-old only joined on loan from Chelsea three days before the match and she revealed that she did not expect to make the first eleven against The Toffees.
She said: “I didn’t expect to start at all. I was thinking I’d be lucky to come on for fifteen minutes so I’m delighted to start.
“To get a goal has really topped it off and it was a very good team performance against a strong side. Personally I think Everton are going to go up this season.
“A goal is a goal and if you’re in the right place and anticipating where the ball is going to go you’ve got to take your chance. To be honest I could have missed it but luckily it went in.”
Manager Dan Mlinar added: “We were set up to be tough, organised, aggressive and difficult to beat and we were, but then I don’t think either side looked massively like scoring from open play. That’s something we need to work on desperately but I’m very happy.”
An opportunist strike from Ayane maintained Millwall Lionesses unbeaten start to the Women’s Super League season against promotion favourites Everton Ladies.
Indeed, the visitors who were only relegated from Women’s Super League One last season, required an 87 minute equaliser from Jess King to earn them a share of the spoils from a hugely entertaining encounter.
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