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Enfield Town beat Loughborough Foxes 1-0 in the FA Women's Premier League Plate quarter finals on Sunday in a thrilling, physically demanding encounter at Loughborough University Stadium; which saw the underdogs through after a dominant display.
We caught up with 16-year-old Eliza Diaz; who made only her second start for the club who will be up against Newcastle Utd in their first national Cup semi final.
WSS: Congratulations on the win, how good a team performance was it to win on Sunday?
ED: It was a very good performance all round, we started really well and it was a great goal to seal our progress into the semi finals. On a personal note I was pleased to start and help keep a clean sheet for the team.
WSS: How nervous were the players, in the late stages of the game, when you were only winning 1-0?
ED: 'Extremely nerve wracking' - The senior players on the pitch kept telling us to believe, to remain calm and focused. Our goalkeeper was fantastic, making a last minute save to see us through.
WSS: Overall, would you say it was one of your best performances of the season?
ED: It was a very good performance, however we always look for improvements, and our manager Kyri Neocleous and the staff want us to keep working hard. It keeps all the players on their toes. We have to remain grounded and continue to work hard for each other.
WSS: What are your thoughts on drawing Newcastle United at home in the semi finals?
ED: A challenging draw, however we are at home, they have a long journey to make, but we are very excited as a group to be involved in these games. We will be prepared.
WSS: Do you think you can take your cup form into the league, starting this weekend against MK Dons?
ED: 100%, our league campaign has been very stop-start. The girls are all eager to get a run going in the league. We know we can do it and there is lots of competition for places, we have a strong squad and we believe.
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