Kirsten Rolph says Motherwell must now build up momentum, after opening their SWPL1 campaign with a victory over Stirling University.
Former Kilmarnock defender Rolph joined the ranks at ‘Well earlier this year and played a big role as they opened their top flight account with a victory.
Next up for the women of steel is their first away fixture of the season, when they travel to Station Park to take on Forfar Farmington.
Going into the game on the back of a good victory will ensure Donald Jennow’s side are full of confidence, but Rolph is well aware they’ll need to be at their best to come away with a positive result.
“Nobody needs to stress to us not to get carried away,” Rolph said. “We all know we are in for a tough season and are taking it game by game.
“There is a great team spirit already, despite having only been together as a group for a few weeks.
“We have all gelled really well from day one and I think that showed against Stirling.
“During the game we all worked hard for each other and everyone was buzzing with the win.”
In contrasting fashion, Forfar opened their season with a 4-0 defeat against Celtic.
Last season, after gaining promotion to the top flight, the Blues handled the transition well and comfortably finished in fifth place.
Rolph believes Motherwell are more than capable of taking another positive result, but has warned they are in for a very tough encounter.
“They’ll definitely want to bounce back from last week and the defeat to Celtic,” she added.
“I know they have made some changes in coaching staff and similar to us brought in new players.
“Forfar are a good side who last year had some mixed results, but managed to stay a solid team in SWPL1.
“That being said we are confident in our own abilities and will definitely be looking to come away with a result.”
Despite a close season of major transition within the Motherwell squad, Rolph feels she and her fellow new recruits have settled in easily.
The 26-year-old also has been impressed with the quality within the squad and is relishing the increased exposure that has come with life in the top league.
“Since joining Motherwell it has been really clear how good the standard is,” she said.
“For me personally, I feel I’m always learning and there’s a lot of differences to take on board.
“I feel like I’m progressing every week, it’s been a good transition for me.
“We are part of the top league in Scotland, so are in the spotlight a lot more and as the newly promoted team there’s that added interest.
“It’s nice to get that added attention, but our focus is simply on achieving our goals for the season.”