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.”