Notts County under 9s took to a cloudy and foggy Church Lane and with a bare bones team of only 5 players! The sporting Westbridgford side did match County on the pitch but effectively has 2 sides with 10 players. The usual midfield of Elena Gale and Phoebe -Wardle-Collins had to play rear guard leaving Lucia Wardle and new girl Kayleigh Street who was playing her first game for the under 9s to play up field. Two quick goals left Notts County girls needing to get out of the starting blocks, which they did as player of the match Phoebe has her usual burst of pace up field leaving herself time to neatly place her goal well. The pair fought hard in defence seeing Elena change from her usual quick passing high tempo game to a physical battling defensive roll which she took to really well. Alice Thompson's ball handling skill's was spot on as she plucked the balls away from their strikers feet as well as speeding up her goal kicking which was reaching Kayleigh who settled in well for her first game. With Phoebe taking a hard knock to her knee she battled on as County legs tired as Westbridgford rolled players on and off throughout the game. Lucia’s fine effort late on is proof she soon to score as she has great positioning again. County’s heads never dropped and kept pushing for another goal right up until full time. At the end the Westbridgford manager came over and said to our girls "that was one of the best battling team spirits I’d seen and you should be really proud of yourselves" which goes to show we can give anyone a game regardless of numbers. Well done County u9s, really proud of you all.