Following a freak injury against Melbourne Victory, Wanderer Georgia Yeoman-Dale is back stronger than ever.
The forward suffered a freak head collision during the Wanderers match against Melbourne Victory and ended up with a scar similar to that of Harry Potter to show of her efforts.
But the injury didn’t mark the end of Yeoman-Dale’s season with the Red & Black with the talented forward fighting back to become a symbol of resilience in the Westfield W-League.
Looking back on the injury that kept her sidelined, Yeoman-Dale kept strong and said that at the time it wasn’t as bad as it looked.
“On the pitch I was fine, I just wanted to get back out there,” explained Yeoman-Dale.
“It wasn’t until after the game that I saw how it looked. From there I was in hospital for a while and got surgery.
“It was tough as I wasn’t able to be involved in helping out on the pitch and not a lot keeps me down.
“So I wasn’t worried at the time and I just wanted to get back out there.”
Coming back from injury, Yeoman-Dale made her return to the team in their draw against Canberra United at Spotless Stadium and played an instrumental role in creating chances for the team.
Yeoman-Dale joined the club this season from Westfield W-League cross-city rivals Sydney FC where she has plied her trade for the last few seasons.
“I’ve loved this season so far, we’ve got a team of players who want to play for each other,” exclaimed Yeoman-Dale.=
“We haven’t got any egos in our team and it has been a positive vibe other than the results we’ve had.”
The Wanderers have had a challenging start to their season so far but Yeoman-Dale insists that mood in the team has remained positive.
“I think our reaction to bad results has been great as we still come out every week, train hard and try to forget the week before and look to the next game,” said Yeoman-Dale.
“We’ve got a team of fighters.
“It’s always hard losing and especially getting off to such a difficult start to the season.
“We’ve had a different team every week and that has been hard for everyone to gel but we are getting there.”
The Wanderers earned their first points of the season against Canberra United in a double header at Spotless Stadium, fighting back twice to earn the crucial points.
Tonight’s match against City will be another good test for the Red & Black who will need to win in every match moving forward to give their hopes of finals a boost.
Though it hasn’t been all doom or gloom for the Wanderers, with Dan Barrett’s squad playing fantastically but unable to capitalize on many of their chances.
Looking forward, Yeoman-Dale is positive on the Red & Black’s future and still has her eyes set on a finals finish.
“Personally, I want to enjoy my football and do what I can for the team,” said Yeoman-Dale.
“If each of us can do that then a top four finish is in our reach.”