McNamara | 'The memories are there for the girls now'

Dan McNamara was delighted to crown the latest chapter of Wolves Women’s “great journey” with a win at Molineux on Friday evening.

The comeback victory against Lincoln City was the perfect ending to a week which saw Wolves awarded an upward movement to the third tier of the women’s game. On their first outing at Molineux for 19 years Wolves celebrated in style, as Anna Morphet, Kelly Derby and Amy Dicken struck after the break to ensure a successful season was signed off appropriately.  

On coming from behind to win

“It was fantastic. We spoke about not letting the occasion get the better of us, and it probably did in the first-half. I thought the girls were sluggish and maybe a bit in awe of their surroundings, which is only to be expected. It was just amazing to be at Molineux.

“We came to life in the second-half. Once we found the breakthrough, it was only a matter of time for us to take control of the game. Just delighted we managed to turn it around and end the season on a fantastic high.”

On any doubts creeping in

“I was never nervous because I know the group and know they will always find a way. That’s been our story over the last three years. I knew we would find a breakthrough.

“It was a great move from Jam [Palmer] to win the penalty, I thought she was terrific today. I wasn’t nervous, just needed to demand a little more quality.”

On the character of his team

“The group’s full of character, everywhere you look in the dressing room. We’ve had some tough moments over the last two years that has been tough to take. I’m not sure how some of them have come back from it, staff included.”

On celebrating upward movement

“I’m delighted to get it (promotion) finally over the line. The moments, the memories, they’re all there for the girls now. We can enjoy the next 24 hours but then the hard work begins again, and we’ll start planning for what we’ve been longing for.

“Football’s all about creating moments and that was a moment there that I shared with 30 great people, people that I hold really close to me. I’m delighted for everybody, for the chairman, for the directors that watched us again today.

“It’s a football club on a great, great journey and I’m just privileged to be part of it.”