Goal: Super League glory for Arsenal Ladies

Published: August 25, 2011

GUNNERS goalkeeper Emma Byrne insists a “huge weight” has been lifted off Arsenal Ladies following their 1-0 victory over rivals Everton on Thursday.

The victory at Meadow Park means Laura Harvey’s side are now just one win away from lifting the inaugural FA Women’s Super League crown.

Byrne is now urging her team-mates to finish the job against Liverpool on Sunday (August 28).

“We are delighted with the win and it feels like a huge weight off our shoulders, but it’s not finished yet as we’ve still got to go to Liverpool,” she told Arsenal.com. “We will be going all-guns blazing for the three points.”

Kim Little’s second-half strike sealed all three points against the Toffees but Byrne played her part with a superb save at point-blank range from Natasha Dowie’s late effort.

“I was lucky Natasha scuffed the shot and after it was just a case of me getting anything on it. The last five minutes were the longest I’ve ever had in my career so it was another huge team effort to keep Everton out.”

The Women’s Super League ends a week on Sunday and, in a unique move to celebrate the close of its first season, fans will be given the opportunity to pay what they think it’s worth to attend matches.