YEOVIL Town Ladies’ heroine Hannah Short admitted she was “shocked” to have scored a stunning long-range winner in the Glovers’ tense 1-0 win over Everton at the Clayson Stadium.

Short’s goal helped Yeovil to a maiden Women’s Super League victory and was their first triumph in 41 games, a run stretching back to 2016 when a 3-0 triumph over Sheffield Ladies sealed promotion from Women’s Super League Two.

Short’s winner came with some fortune, Everton keeper Kirstie Levell having spilled her effort over the line, but the Yeovil centre-back insisted the wet conditions encouraged her to try a shot from distance.

She said: “I think I put in a free-kick and it got cleared. It came back out to me, I saw the goal and I thought why not hit it in this weather, it’s slippy.

“In this game you get chances, the keeper might mess up – and she did.

“We don’t get many chances sometimes in the final third so to put that away I was a bit shocked when I scored but it’s great to get on the scoresheet.

“Now it’s time to really kick on and try and compete with the big teams.”

In addition to her winning goal, Short enjoyed a superb game in defence, resolutely clearing several dangerous deliveries into the Yeovil area.

Short was full of praise for her fellow defenders, adding: “I’m very proud of the whole team. Me and Nic (Cousins) worked really well sweeping up at the back along with Meg (Walsh) our keeper, who’s been absolutely outstanding.

“She’s made a double save in the second half which, credit to her, I don’t know how she did it but it was absolutely class from her.

“Everyone’s really dug deep and it feels great to win.”