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Mead - Why we’re disappointed with a point

Beth Mead was at the heart of our comeback against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, as we salvaged a point and extended our unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 games.

However, the 22-year-old made it clear that she wasn’t happy to leave Meadow Park with a share of the spoils.

“We're disappointed with the point, really,” she said. “We wanted all three points and we had chances in the second half to get them as well.

“Obviously a draw is nicer than losing, but we're Arsenal, we need to be getting into the top two now and we needed that win.

“I jumped up out of my seat in the end when Dan Carter went through, thinking her shot was going to sneak into the corner, but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be.

“We're more frustrated that their goal came from our own mistake and we've gifted them a goal, really. I'm sure a lot of our girls will be harsh on themselves about that.

“I enjoyed my game today - obviously I wish I could have scored another goal, but I got the equaliser and it put us in a good position for the second half.” 

Joe Montemurro’s side now have two weeks to prepare for their SSE Women’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Everton. 

“Everton are a good side - they're a young team but they're a very clever side, so we're expecting a tough game," Mead said.

“We've obviously got to turn up and hopefully we can get into that final.

“The FA Cup is a big thing to be involved in and Arsenal are known for their FA Cup wins, so I think there is a bit of pressure on us there.

“There are a lot of teams in this league who can get results against you, so even though we'll go into the game against Everton as favourites, we can't take them lightly.

“Getting to Wembley is a massive incentive - I haven't played there myself and I'm sure the girls who've played there loved it and want to be there again.”

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