Football Fern Rebekah Stott has enjoyed a spectacular return to action for her Brighton & Hove Albion club, scoring after only six minutes in her first match since returning to the club six months ago.
She opened the scoring in Brighton’s 7-0 Vitality FA Cup win against West Bromwich Albion, prompting post-match celebrations following her rehabilitation from ankle reconstruction surgery.
“It’s amazing to be back out there with the girls and score a goal to get us off the mark – it was such a good feeling,” she told Brighton & Hove Albion’s website.
“We’re so stoked to get through to the next round and hopefully, we’ll get a good draw.
“We wanted to have a good performance and play some great football; the goals came from those situations so we’re really happy with it.
“It was good that we scored the goals, but we did well to keep West Brom out today. It’s one of our big aims so to have a clean sheet is amazing.”
Stott (29) had ankle surgery in September.
Stott had signed a two-year deal with WSL club Brighton in time for the club’s pre-season campaign, after leaving A-League club Melbourne City.
In December 2021, she made her return to football after undergoing four months of chemotherapy treatment to treat her stage three Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
She announced she was in remission in July 2021.