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Sunderland made a winning return to the National Division on Sunday but are not getting too far ahead of themselves with their targets.
Natalie Gutteridge netted one of the goals in their 2-0 victory at Bristol Academy and she told Women's Soccer Scene afterwards: "This time it's good to start with a win and three points.
"We wanted to get off to a good start, won an early corner and Nicola put it away so that was good.
"We came into the game with confidence that we could pick up something as we beat Bristol before last season (even though) that was in extra time."
When recalling her match clinching second goal, Natalie admitted: "I don't really remember too much about it. I think Abby played a long ball over the top and I just gambled at the back post and managed to lob it over the keeper.
"I just stuck my leg out and got my foot on the end of it but it worked out so I'm happy," she smiled.
"In your first game in the Premiership you want to start off with a bang," added midfielder Jordan Nobbs. "We were a bit shaky at times but we pulled through - we worked hard for each other and picked up the three points we needed.
"They (Bristol Academy) are a good team and you can tell that but you've got to take your chances and that's what we did."
In the long term, Jordan admits that they still need to build on their opening result. "You've got to take one game at a time," she said. "We're going to have hard matches such as Arsenal and Everton but as long as we pull through, we'll go out wanting to win each game."
Jordan is one of England's brightest stars but she insists that Sunderland's key player is her midfield partner Kelly McDougall. "All the players count but Kelly is a massive influence on the team and also on me," she says. "As a player, I look to develop off her because I know she's been in the England set up and she knows what she's doing.
"We want to go out and prove we should be in this league so it'll be good to play against top teams like Arsenal."
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