Jordan Nobbs strikes twice to win Continental Cup for Arsenal Ladies
PUBLISHED: 12:42 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:42 05 November 2015
Former University of Hertfordshire student Jordan Nobbs struck twice as Arsenal Ladies beat Notts County 3-0 to lift the Continental Cup on Sunday.
The England international afterwards stressed that it had been vital Arsenal didn’t finish the season without a trophy.
The Gunners ensured they continued their run of more than a decade since they last ended a season without a trophy thanks to Nobbs’ first-half goals and Chioma Ugobabu’s late finish.
Nobbs’ brace sandwiched the sending off of Notts County captain Laura Bassett, but the midfielder believes the three-goal winning margin reflected their determination to win.
“It’s been a tough time for us,” said Nobbs, whose side have failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“It was disappointing to finish third in the league, so to win that trophy was crucial to us.
“We need to make sure we’re not coming third in the league again next year.
“We don’t feel like we’ve let anybody down, but we really needed to come home with that trophy to show to everyone that we’re still fighting for every single thing.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve done as a team in this tournament and I was very determined to get a goal - luckily two of them have come off.”
Nobbs opened the scoring midway through the first half racing inside from the right after Dominique Janssen’s through ball to slot in from a tight angle.
Bassett then saw red on 34 minutes for a lunging tackle on Vicky Losada.
Nobbs’ second arrived on 41 minutes, with a rising 25 yard shot into the roof of the net.
Ubogagu sealed victory in stoppage time with a solo effort.
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