Mead Gunning for goals after debut strike

Beth Mead celebrates scoring on her Arsenal Ladies debut
Beth Mead celebrates scoring on her Arsenal Ladies debut

It only took Whitby’s Beth Mead nine minutes to open her account for Arsenal Ladies.

The 21-year-old replaced Jodie Taylor in the Gunners’ 10-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and soon marked her debut with a goal, finding the top corner as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.

Mead told The Whitby Gazette: “It was an amazing feeling. I’ve been injured since I’ve come to the club and not been able to play so I was grateful just to get the minutes on the pitch and to score just topped it off.

“I was put through one-one-one with the keeper and I smashed it past her into the top corner.

“It’s been hard work since I came here, but the team are looking sharp and fit and we are raring to go.

“Hopefully I can become a regular starter for Arsenal, help where I can and score lots of goals for them.”