Rachel Lee expressed her pride in the approach of the Newcastle United during Magpie’s 6-1 win over Bradford City Women on Sunday.
Becky Langley’s side received support from over 24,000 fans as they played their third-ever match at St. James’ Park in the FA Women’s National League Division One North.
Beth Guy and Charlotte Potts each scored two goals, while Georgia Gibson and Lee, who scored from the penalty spot, contributed to the emphatic victory for the women’s team.
Lee stated that the Lasses had a clear mentality after going into the break with a two-goal advantage.
Lee played her first game for Newcastle at iconic St.James’ Park
She told Newcastle club’s website: “I think we could have fallen into a trap of getting caught up in the occasion today.
“It was amazing, but you would have seen each time we scored it was relentless in terms of, ‘now we go again’ and we didn’t stop for the full 90 minutes.
“I’m really pleased with the scoreline and how the team performed today.”
Lee expressed gratitude for her first-ever outing at the iconic stadium, St. James’ Park, after having missed the previous showcases due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Furthermore, she mentioned that she capped off her comeback by scoring a penalty at the Gallowgate End in the second half.
The Newcastle star added: “I did have a feeling we were going to get a penalty and I knew that would fall on me if we did. It was a great experience. I’ve missed out on two occasions and supported the girls when we’ve been here and it was just so nice for me to be a part of it today.
“I’m really proud of everyone for the performance we put in and it was a great scoreline and a great result.”