University of Hertfordshire students net GB gold

PUBLISHED: 10:43 25 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:43 25 July 2013

The Great British Universities and Colleges Sport women's football team

The Great British Universities and Colleges Sport women's football team

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TWO University of Hertfordshire footballers fired Great Britain to the gold medal at the World University Games.

Arsenal Ladies forward Danielle Carter and Doncaster Belles defender Victoria Williams both study at the University of Hertfordshire and were selected to be part of the British Universities & Colleges Sport delegation at the Games in Kazan, Russia.

Carter netted in the final against Mexico as Great Britain stormed to a 6-2 success with four goals in the last 10 minutes.

Mexico had twice taken a first half lead only for Great Britain to level twice making the score 2-2 at half-time.

Carter had a penalty appeal turned down early in the second period, however it proved not to matter too much as four goals in the latter stages ensured she, Williams and the rest of the Great Britain team returned home victorious.

Head coach of Great Britain, Kay Cossington, said: “We’ve always known we have goals in us - it just takes for us to get one or two ahead and the floodgates open, we play with such confidence and creativity.

“It’s a great achievement - some of these players hadn’t played any international football. Winning is what we came here to do, and thankfully we’ve achieved that.

“Personally, in terms of achievements, this is up there with the best of them. I’m completely overwhelmed.”


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