Heyman scores record breaking goals

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Michelle Heyman has secured her place in history as the W-League’s all-time top goal scorer, after her side’s 3-2 win against Perth Glory.

If the crowd did not think a 94th minute winner was enough to keep them entertained, then watching Canberra United’s Heyman make the goal scoring record her very own should have.

She has extended the record to 72 goals, after overtaking Sam Kerr’s total of 70.

Heyman admitted she did not have the all-time top W-League goal scorer record at the back of her mind, instead it was all about her newfound freedom on the pitch.

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“It’s just fun again, like I literally felt like a little kid,” Heyman said.

“I was just enjoying every single touch of the ball, just having fun with my friends and that’s the best thing about it. That’s why I love football.”

Proving once again the mental toughness within the squad and the drive from the home crowd support, there was only one result they were going to be satisfied with.

And with their season hanging by a thread, only a win would do.

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“We are a team and we fight for each other until the very end and that’s something that we all put on the field,” Heyman said.

“We weren’t losing this game. We were not gonna let that get away from us.”

One person sleeping easier was United coach Vicki Linton after yet another down to the wire win.

“I’m feeling relieved, it was a little bit stressful there at the end,” Linton said.

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“I’m really proud of the resilience of the players, we talked about who was going to step up and make a difference when it counted.

“And I think for sure there that at the end of the game different individuals kind of do that. And I think that’s sensational.”

While they are in the top four, they will only stay there if Melbourne Victory fail to win their next match.

Feature image credit: Canberra United

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