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Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Natalie Hall hailed her side's performance after a late, late show gave them a 2-1 victory over Preston North End on Sunday.
The result takes Wolves into sixth place in the table, as well as putting a dent in Preston's promotion hopes, as goals in the last three minutes from Layla Salter and Jamillah Palmer turned the match around in Wolves' favour after they had been trailing 1-0.
"The timing of the result was crucial," Natalie told Women's Soccer Scene. "It was our first league game since November so in that respect, it was a great result.
"Obviously it has been difficult so far this season as we knew it would be, so winning on Sunday was a massive result for us."
Natalie also insisted that the result was a deserved one overall. "It was a great team display," she said. "We rode our luck on a couple of occasions but equally we had more than enough chances to have won by a greater margin. Everyone in the squad played their part.
"We had chances prior to scoring our two goals where we could have done better, but it showed great character to keep going and to manage to win so late in the game.
"It was a great moment when we scored the winning goal as we had worked really hard throughout the game. To see Jamillah's effort go in was a huge relief."
Natalie's twin sister Becky gave an outstanding performance up front and created both goals for her side and the captain admits that the former England Under-23 striker has played a vital role in helping Wolves adapt to a higher level this season.
"She's an important player for us," says Natalie. "She has quality about her and is able to create something out of nothing - and that is hugely advantageous when things aren't necessarily going well.
"There is always that chance where she can make something happen. Although she's not as good as me!"
After a difficult start to the season where the team were initially rooted to the bottom of the table, results have steadily improved for Wolves and Natalie concedes that it took the team a little while to get used to playing Premier League football. "Definitely!" she smiles. "We were naive at the beginning of the season and conceded an awful lot of goals.
"We seemed to have tightened up in that aspect, although there is still work to be done. But we are acquitting ourselves much better now.
"The main objective is to survive and I think it is important than we don't get too carried away. We are improving and leaning with each game so hopefully we can have a strong finish to the season."
That starts with a home match against second placed Nottingham Forest this Sunday but Natalie is convinced that her side can give another good showing. "Absolutely, the confidence we gained from beating Preston has lifted the whole squad," she replied.
"We drew with Forest when we played them away so we know we can match them. However they are a good team so we have to defend well and put our chances away when they come."
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