Three new additions to the side this Sunday which meant that the Under 9s had a full side plus subs for the first time since September of last year! Notts County under 9s were at home to Sherwood and for most of the first half it was pretty even with very few chances. Captain Elena Gale partnering player of match Chelsea Musgrove at the rear who both marked up well and tackled hard. The midfield of Lucia Wardle, Phoebe-Wardle-Collins and new girl Abigail Newman had long periods of possession with Kayleigh Street learking up front. Notts fell behind to a couple of unfortunate own goal which they could do nothing about but our girls still kept their heads. Just before the break 2 more new girls took to the park having not played before with Carlie Bown and Ellie-May Bramley both settling in quickly and not being phased by being put straight into the action. As usual Alice Thompson in goal bravely dived at the oppositions feet and handled long range efforts throughout the game. Notts hit a goal back just after the 2nd half whistle with phoebe scoring a great solo effort with a top corner finish. A reshuffle saw Elena and Phoebe swap positions and others taking a breather as Abigail took a knock on the ankle but soldiered on and produced some super twisting runs up field to Kayleigh and Lucia with both girls confidence growing by the minute. Carlie and Ellie-May had positive attitudes that were great to see as for 40 minutes Chelsea did an ace man marking job. It’s the first time these girls have played together as a full side and the early signs are good every girl played their part with big smiles all round. Well done little ones fine effort.