Everton boss Mo Marley has hailed the Premier League Cup triumph over Arsenal, and hopes that it will be the start of something special for her young side.
Mo Marley lifts The FA Tesco Women's Premier League Cup after beating Arsenal
Having finished second to Arsenal in the League last term, Everton were determined to challenge the Gunners domination of the English game and this victory is an important step in the right direction.
"This is a fantastic night for Everton," Marley admitted.
"It's the first time since we beat Arsenal in 2005 that the players have shown the absolute belief in themselves that they showed on that occasion.
"Now we have to build on this - and it will hopefully be the start of Everton becoming a successful team winning trophies on a regular basis."
Amy Kane, who grabbed the only goal of the game, said that she had predicted that she would score in the Final.
"I've been ballooning chances over the bar of late and the girls reckoned I couldn't score," Kane explained.
"But I kept telling them I was waiting for the Cup Final - and I showed them! It was a great team performance and a deserved win."
photos Janos Schmidt