Canberra looks to improve away record says Crofts

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After scoring her first W-League goal against the Newcastle Jets in Canberra’s first away win in two years, Ashlie Crofts says the side is hungry for more.

Despite admitting the goal was easy, Crofts said it was still good for her to be able to get her first goal in the W-League.

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“It was kind of just being in the right place at the right time, but it is always good to get your first W-League goal especially when it is as easy as that,” she said.

“It made it even better to come away with the three points, especially since Canberra had not had the best away record.

“We will look to continue to win more away games this season.”

Even with all the changes made to the squad in the off-season, Crofts said every player of the squad got along and it helped them in games.

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“We are just such a happy team…even though we spend so much time training and travelling together, we love just hanging out outside of soccer as well,” she said.

“So that really helps to just get those wins and when times do get tough because we are so close, we are able to grind out and keep playing together to get that win.”

Every side needs figures and personalities to lead them and according to Crofts, Canberra has them in abundance.

“The two Khamis girls are a big voice in our team,” she said.

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“The experiences of Elise and Karly as well, going through the Matilda’s system, they have helped through the experiences and help the rest of us keep going and working together.”

Canberra needs as much motivation as possible as they look to bounce back from a disappointing home loss to Brisbane Roar when they face Perth Glory away on Friday night.

Feature Image Credit: Canberra United

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