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Reaction: Blues 1 Everton 0

Manager Marta Tejedor hopes registering a first victory of the season can boost the belief at Blues.

Rachel Williams popped up with the winner 17 minutes from time to see off Everton 1-0 in The FA Women’s Continental League Cup at Solihull Moors.

Blues had the bulk of the play and made the most of it at the third attempt following similar trends in 1-0 defeats to Everton and at West Ham in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

And with a result to go with the performance, Tejedor declared herself content. “We felt a little bit of frustrated with losing the two matches we played before, feeling we deserved something else,” she said.

“We were willing for this first win to regain our confidence, it was needed so I am very pleased. “The two previous matches had been similar, having the dominance and creating the chances. The only difference was we put the ball in the net. “I am very happy because it is very difficult to work through the week and convince the players when what you are suggesting is not getting the results you want. That’s the way football works."

Finding the net was also a significant moment for Williams after battling back from long-term injury. “I don’t really know her as a player, other than the 25 minutes she played (against Everton in the WSL) I haven’t seen her in a game,” said Tejedor. “Everyone is telling me she is a top scorer so for me it is very nice for her to give us what we expected to see.”

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