Sam Tierney

Consistency The Key For Tierney

Defender Sam Tierney says LCFC Women are determined to maintain their high consistency levels following their sixth win on the bounce on Sunday.
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- LCFC Women beat Sheffield United Women 2-1 at Farley Way Stadium on Sunday
- That success was table-topping City's sixth win in a row in the FA Women's Championship 
- Defender Sam Tierney is keen to continue building momentum at the top of the league
- The former Blades star also credits her new sides for the resilience they showed in Quorn

Goals from Ashleigh Plumptre and Natasha Flint, either side of Katie Wilkinson's free-kick for the visitors, secured a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Farley Way Stadium.

That success, City's ninth in 12 league outings this term, leaves them top of the FA Women's Championship by a margin of three points, ahead of a crucial run of fixtures.

Tierney, a former Blades star, was delighted with the resilient nature of the Foxes' performance in Quorn on Sunday, but called for more of the same over the coming weeks.

"We knew it would be a tough game, we felt it," she told LCFC TV. "We gave ourselves a moment to enjoy it, but our fixtures are coming thick and fast at the moment.

"Most importantly, we can’t get complacent. You need to enjoy it, but our focus now turns to Thursday (vs. Crystal Palace in the Continental Tyres League Cup) and then Sunday (vs. Liverpool) in the league.

It’s good for us to have that bit of breathing room, but the mentality is we need to win the next game and the next and the next.

Sam Tierney LCFC TV

"It was no secret how big this week was and this month. The three points is massive. It gives us a bit of breathing room, but again, it’s still quite narrow.

"As with this league, I think everyone’s seeing it now, points are being taken and won elsewhere in places you couldn’t expect.

"It’s good for us to have that bit of breathing room, but the mentality is we need to win the next game and the next and the next."

Just as the match looked destined to end in a share of the spoils, much as it did between the two sides in September, Flint's 77th-minute effort secured all three points for the home side.

"It was a battle, I think we felt that," Tierney added. "Everybody’s bodies were on the line. We were getting forwards to run back and give us everything, but with Tash, we know she’s got that moment of quality.

"She’s a great player, she works really hard. As you can see there, she gets us out of a few tricky situations, but we’ve got that quality all over the pitch and it’s starting to show now."

Now City have been able to begin 2021 in the same fashion as they ended 2020, Tierney says all focus is now on maintaining their excellent form for even longer.

"Obviously, the Christmas break always puts a little bit of a spanner in the works because you don’t quite know how you’re going to come back," she explained.

"We maybe had a bit of a shaky start but, as much as anything, consistency is really key and that’s what we’re trying to maximise at the minute.

"For us, it’s good (winning six games in a row), but we want to make that seven, eight nine."

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