By Oliver Yew

Arsenal manager Laura Harvey was full of praise for her side’s battling qualities after they took another step towards the Women’s Super League title.

The Gunners were made to dig deep by a spirited Everton side but Kim Little’s second-half strike sealed three points at Meadow Park on Thursday.

And not for the first time this season, Harvey paid tribute to her Arsenal's resilience.

“We have had to dig deep on a number of occasions this year and we showed it again against Everton," she told "When you can add the quality we have to that then you can be successful.

“We have a fantastic winning mentality at Arsenal and the girls do it in the right way. We are not disrespectful to the other teams and we don’t concentrate on anyone but ourselves.

“We know if we perform well and we dig in we can push anybody. That goes for the league, any lower league opposition and Champions League."

On a nervy night at Boreham Wood, Arsenal showed all of their character to hold on for three points against a strong Everton side.

With not much separating the two sides during the 90 minutes, Harvey admitted that luck was on their side at times against the Toffees.

“I thought the first half was played at an absolutely frightening tempo and credit to both teams for that. With two teams like this it will always be the fine bits of detail that win or lose you games.

“I think luck was on our side at times but Kim Little popped up with a bit of quality to win it and we needed a great save from Emma Byrne late on to keep it at 1-0.

“Those moments will win you football matches and hopefully push you on to win titles.”

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19 Aug 2011