Everton Women's Expert discusses win over Durham and Toni Duggan
We’re delighted to welcome Peter MacFarlane, member of the Everton Women Official Supporters Club, as our exclusive Everton Women expert.
Peter MacFarlane was delighted to see Toni Duggan finally score for the Toffees in the 1-0 win over Durham City on 5 December.
The England international striker rejoined Everton in the summer, but after a difficult start to life back on Merseyside, she finally found the back of the net against Durham.
Now, MacFarlane is hoping that she can kick on and show just how good she is.
Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, he said: “Ultimately, Everton’s persistence paid off when Toni Duggan finally bagged her first goal since returning to the club in the summer.
“It was great to see Toni get off the mark, and it’s been coming.
“Toni has been unlucky a number of times this season, either through great goalkeeping or just lacking a bit of sharpness and confidence in front of goal, so getting the winner at the weekend will be so important for her.
“I’m hoping we can start to see the best from Toni now and that she can carry that into the second half of the season.
“A fully firing Toni Duggan could be the difference for us as we look to improve our league position.
“The league is so tight at the moment, and with a couple of victories, we would be right back in the running for pushing for a top-three or top-four place.”
Duggan to kick on.
Since the game against Durham, the Toffees have played West Ham in the WSL [12 December], and Duggan scored again.
Therefore, it does look as if the 30-year-old could be getting back into the groove after a very slow start.
Duggan has been a top player for a long time now, and when she returned to Everton, we can imagine most people were expecting her to light the place up.
However, it hasn’t worked out like that, but hopefully, that goal against a stubborn Durham side was the turning point, and the Toffees will see the best of her from now on.
Certainly, that is what MacFarlane is expecting, and we would hope that he is right and Duggan can kick on and make a real impression going forward.
Next up is Manchester United, so we can imagine Duggan will have her eyes on at least another goal.
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