AMY Nash is pleased to be back in action after being left frustrated during a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Nash made her Billericay Town Ladies debut as Georgia Box struck an extra-time winner to allow Kim Coster’s side to advance in the Women’s FA Cup with a 3-2 victory at Norwich City Ladies.

And Nash, who joined from C&K Basildon Ladies in the summer, was delighted to play 120 minutes as she made her comeback from a long-term injury.

Nash said: “I hadn’t played since last November because of my back injury, so it was good for me to get back out onto the pitch and involved.

“My injury was frustrating because I was at C&K Basildon at the time and they were trying to win the title.

“The fact I couldn’t try and help the girls to win the league was annoying.

“But I’ve come to Billericay and it’s another club that wants to win the title and do well.

“Playing 120 minutes in my first game back was not what I was expecting, but I feel like I played well and I grabbed an assist for our second goal.

“Hopefully I will now get more games and I have shown Kim what I bring to the team.”

Billericay travelled to Plantation Park for their first round tie against their divisional rivals.

And, having conceded two early goals, Town fought back to take the clash - which ended up as a nine-a-side encounter after two red cards for each team - to extra-time.

Box came off the substitutes’ bench to claim the winner and Nash feels the comeback victory shows the togetherness in the squad.

“The first half was not our best,” admitted Nash.

“We scored the equaliser towards the end of the second half and I think that shows we had faith that we could come back and win the game.

“At half-time, we had a really positive team talk and we showed grit and determination to come back and win the game.

“On paper, we are probably the better side so it’s a shame we didn’t start the game well, but we got through in the end and that’s great because everyone always wants to do well in the FA Cup.”

Nash was also thankful to Coster for taking a chance by signing her while she was injured.

“I had already played with a lot of the girls at C&K Basildon, so they might have told Kim that I was a good player,” added Nash.

“But I’m thankful that Kim has shown faith in me and played me in the FA Cup having only been training for a month.”