Reds striker Natasha Dowie insists that Liverpool Ladies are determined to end the season on a high.
Liverpool Ladies striker Natasha Dowie insists her side are determined to emerge from this season with the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup crown after her side marched into the semi-finals.
The 27-year-old netted all four of Liverpool’s goals in their 4-1 victory at Bristol Academy, having also bagged a double in their 2-0 home league win over the Vixens in August.
After Dowie’s penalty the hosts had gone into the interval level; skipper Sophie Ingle setting up Jade Boho-Sayo who turned onto her right foot before firing low into the bottom corner.
But three from Dowie after the break saw Liverpool surge clear, and with silverware now firmly in their sights in the Continental Tyres Cup, she is backing her side to go all the way.
“It was a fantastic day,” she said. “I’ve just seen Bristol’s manager Willie Kirk, who says he’s sick of the sight of me! We have beaten some very good teams to get to the last four and we can be proud of that, but now we want to keep it going, try to win the competition and take some silverware back to Liverpool.”
“Obviously the league title is beyond us now and we have had some big injury problems this season. But we are winners at this club – we have won back-to-back titles – and we are taking the Continental Tyres Cup very seriously.”
“It’s a huge competition for us and anyone can beat anyone in this league, so there’s no reason why we can’t win this cup. We still have that and the Champions League to play for, and we are going to give it everything we have got.”
Report and photo courtesy of Liverpool Ladies