Having only reformed in recent years, Motherwell Ladies currently play in the third tier of women’s football in Scotland. Despite over 100 caps for Scotland and winning the FA Cup with #Arsenal in 2009, Grant claims she was worried about not performing to the standards of her new side.
In fact, it was such a remarkable debut that she forgot how many goals she was involved in. She said: “I don’t think I’ve ever scored that many in a game before. I got a few assists as well but I can’t remember exactly how many I got though!”
On an impressive CV, her previous clubs include Arsenal, Celtic and Glasgow City; so it’s no surprise Grant managed to make a perfect start for the club she joined back in early July.
It’s a phrase so old and clichéd that most news organisations ban it from use, but you would be hard pushed to find a better example of the fabled “dream debut” than Suzanne Grant’s first game for Motherwell Ladies FC.
“I played full contact until I was 3 months pregnant, I trained until I was 7 months pregnant and I came back and played 90 minutes when Oscar was 5 weeks old.”