Paige Bailey-Gayle

Bailey-Gayle: A Reward For Our Efforts In Training

LCFC Women forward Paige Bailey-Gayle believes Sunday's 9-1 victory over Coventry United is a demonstration of the progress the Foxes are making this season.
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- Paige Bailey-Gayle reflects on LCFC Women's 9-1 victory over Coventry United on Sunday
- The result propelled City up to second in the FA Women's Championship table
- Bailey-Gayle netted Leicester's fifth goal on a memorable afternoon at Butts Park Arena
- The 19-year-old hopes the Foxes can continue to progress as they look to challenge this season

Bailey-Gayle hit City's fifth goal at Butts Park Arena, following braces for Lachante Paul and Natasha Flint, before goals for Remi Allen, Sophie Barker, Ruesha Littlejohn and Millie Farrow.

That commanding performance and result leaves Leicester second in the FA Women's Championship, just a point shy of early pace-setters Durham, ahead of a busy schedule.

Reflecting on the Foxes' largest victory of the season, their third in succession in all competitions, Bailey-Gayle spoke of her pride at seeing hard work on the training field rewarded in games.

"We're absolutely buzzing to get so many goals," the 19-year-old told LCFC TV. "They put a good shift in, but obviously we've been working on things and we put them right in this game.

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Our Hard Work Paid Off, Says Bailey-Gayle

Goalscorer Paige Bailey-Gayle reflects on LCFC Women's magnificent 9-1 success over Coventry United on Sunday.

"Obviously, to get so many girls on the scoresheet on the frontline... we were working hard throughout the week and it showed in the game.

"It has been weeks in the making and obviously months, but it's coming out. You've seen it in the flesh.

"It's a positive because everyone's getting on, everyone knows how each other play now, we've gelled together, so it's good.

"There's a good atmosphere in the changing room and on the pitch."

I'd love to score more goals but if my team-mates are scoring and it's helping the team win, then I'm happy.

Paige Bailey-Gayle LCFC TV

Recalling her goal, a composed finish shortly after the restart in the second half, Bailey-Gayle also emphasised the importance of all players contributing with goals this term.

"It's kind of a blur, I can't remember now! Ash [Plumptre] played it through, didn't she?" she remembered.

"I just stayed wide, left the space in midfield, ran through, got across the 'keeper and I was happy to get a goal again and to help the team.

"I'd love to score more goals but if my team-mates are scoring and it's helping the team win, then I'm happy.

"It's really exciting. We've got to keep pushing and hopefully we get top before Christmas."

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