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Sally Wade, who scored the winning penalty for Barnet in the Premier League Cup Final against Nottingham Forest, said after the game that she had practiced intensely for the moment.
The 26-year-old Welsh international full back also revealed her moment of brief horror when Forest goalkeeper Claire Wallhead got a hand to her kick - the last in the penalty shootout - before the ball carried on into the net.
"It's an unbelievable feeling," said Sally. "I was quite confident [to take a penalty] and was pleased to volunteer. Cherie [Rowlands] is a brilliant goalkeeper and I was confident if we went to penalties.
"The girls have stuck together all season and it was the same in the game tonight. We are a confident bunch of girls and we truly believed we had our name on the trophy.
"My heart stopped for a second [when Claire Wallhead got a hand to the ball]. We thought she might go that way but I practiced the same penalty in the park yesterday, with no nets, so I took the same penalty around 50 times and kept fetching the ball and must have got some funny looks from a lot of people!
"I stayed focused and knew where it was going - I didn't even look where the keeper went. I looked up and my heart stopped for a second but luckily there was enough power on it to take it through. I was just relieved to see it go in to be honest."
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