Midfielder Bonnie Horwood shared her delight after scoring her first goal in a London Bees shirt in the 3-0 win over London rivals City Lionesses.
Horwood scored the opener with a delightful free-kick from the edge of the box that nestled in the top corner and sent the Bees on their way to an excellent victory at Princes Park.
Our number eight expressed her pleasure at getting off the mark in a Bees shirt.
“I am really pleased to get off the mark, I have been unlucky in a few games now, I’ve hit the bar and had a few headers go close, so it’s nice to finally get my first goal”
“When I stepped up, I just wanted to hit the target, it’s really nice that it went in and hopefully I can get a few more this season”
There are still three games left to play in the group stages as the Bees take on Charlton Athletic and Brighton at The Hive, before making a trip to face WSL champions Arsenal in their final match.
The Bees sit in fourth with three points and are right in the mix to finish in the top two spots of group B and Horwood feels that her side can achieve qualification out of the group but admits it’ll be tough with games to come agaisnt WSL opposition.
“It’ll be tough and it’s an opportunity to use the whole squad and get some more wins on the board. If we can take the win into Charlton and Brighton you never know what could happen!”
The Bees Head Coach Lee Burch was quick to hail the efforts of his central midfielder but had to admit that he wasn’t surprised to see Horwood’s free-kick fly into the top corner.
Burch has previously worked with Horwood at Yeovil Town and Millwall Lionesses and knows the quality that she can bring from a dead ball situation.
“I have worked with Bonnie for a long time and seen her score a lot of great goals. She is a set-piece specialist and it was a really good free-kick to put us ahead. I thought she was excellent and was well deserving of her goal”
Photos courtesy of Edward Payne