There are few better ways to endear yourself to your new club than to score on debut, so to slot two goals in her first game on Australian soil was extra special according to Sydney FC’s latest recruit Jasmyne Spencer.
The pint sized forward has set a warning to her opposition saying there’s more where that came from as the American forward vowed to continue scoring, setting her sights on lifting the Championship with the Sky Blues.
“I know this club is always in contention to win the Championship and last year they came up short so I hope we can win it all this year,” Spencer said.
“On a personal level I hope that I can gain valuable experience to help me grow as a player, and of course I just want to score as many goals as I can.”
With the Sky Blues in search of victory in round one of the Westfield W-League 2014 season Spencer, who only flew into the country earlier that week, popped up to score a brace and secure the three points for Sydney FC in what was a tight, tense game at Lambert Park.
“I’m really happy that we were able to open the season up with a win on Sunday night,” Spencer said.
“Anytime you win you’re happy obviously but it’s always tough to gauge where the team is at the beginning of the season so to start off with a win puts us right on track toward what we want to achieve this season.
“It was especially awesome to score two goals on my debut,” she continued.
“I wanted to come in and contribute as much as I could as soon as possible and Sunday’s goals were able to help us to our first win so I’m super happy.
“I was a last minute addition and I haven’t even been here for a full week, but all the girls and staff have been extremely welcoming and accommodating. I felt confident and supported the entire game on Sunday and I owe that all to the girls and the staff.”
Spencer credited Sky Blues custodian Casey Dumont with keeping the Sky Blues in the match as Adelaide threatened to break during the early stages of the first half and towards the back end of the match.
Dumont produced a perfectly timed challenge in the opening minutes to dispossess Adelaide’s Tiarn Powell after she broke through the Sky Blues defence.
“I thought the game on Sunday was good,” Spencer said.
“It was a pretty even battle until the very end to be honest. We had periods where we controlled possession but Adelaide had a few quality chances especially early on in the game.
“Casey came up big for us more than once and on the other end we were able to put away our chances at pivotal points in the game and that proved to be the difference.
“It seems like the Westfield W-league is going to be very competitive this season and that’s exciting.”
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