Red-hot Mead tops the charts

Beth Mead
Beth Mead

Hinderwell’s Beth Mead says she is “over the moon” to have finished the 2015 season at the top of the FA Women’s Super League goalscoring charts.

The Sunderland Ladies ace netted 12 times for the Black Cats in the top flight, propelling them to a fourth-placed finish.

“It’s great to have managed to finish as the league’s top-scorer in my debut season at this level,” Mead told the Whitby Gazette.

“I hoped that I would score a few goals, but I’m over the moon to have got 12.

“Last season the most goals that any one player scored in this division was eight, so it feels great to have beaten that.”

Mead was quick to praise her Sunderland teammates for their contribution to her own success in front of goal.

“I think I’ve got a good understanding with my teammates, they know where I’ll be on the pitch and get the ball to me in areas where I can score goals.

“It’s been a great season for all the girls, the team overall has done really well, and we’re delighted to have finished in the top half of the table.”

Mead’s form in front of goal this season has seen her invited to train with the full England Ladies squad in recent weeks.

She has represented the Lionesses on a regular basis at age group level, but is still to earn a senior call-up.

“Obviously I’m still hoping that I’m going to get the call,” Mead added.

“I’m doing my best and after scoring the most goals in the top division I don’t think that there is much more that I can do.

“I’m sure it will happen eventually if I keep on playing well.”