Crusaders Strikers captain Julie Nelson has explained that her side’s draw at Sion Swifts Ladies on Wednesday night was an indicator of how much they have improved this season.
Emily Wilson struck a late equalising goal for Spike Hill’s side at the Melvin Sports Complex on Wednesday night, to cancel out Kelly Crompton’s opener for the hosts.
The result lifted Crusaders into third - above Linfield, who have a game in hand - while Sion remain two points behind league leaders Glentoran.
It continued the Strikers fine form this season - having defeated Sion 2-1 at Seaview earlier in the campaign.
“This time last year we would have lost that game,” Nelson said after the match.
“It shows the progress we have made this year and the fighting spirit of the players.
“Sion have not played for a few weeks and neither had we, so with that in mind our fitness levels were really impressive to keep going until the end.
“Maybe we could have nicked it right at the end too, because both teams had chances after the equaliser went in.
“It was a good game.”