With another full side the Notts under 9s took to a baltic wet and boggy church lane pitch and took on a larger Westbridgford side. The 1st half was of few chances with both sides having not much luck in front of goal. Alice thompson was more a spectator in the Notts goal as Chelsea Musgrove and player of match Carlie Bown kept the attack to a minimum with great tackles and super ball layoffs up to midfield as the trio in the middle of the park of Elena Gale Phoebe-Wardle-Collins and Abigail Newman found it harder going than normal on the sticky pitch with all 3 of them winning their 50/50 balls and dominating for long periods. Captain Lucia Wardle had defenders marking her all game as she was always nipping into space to receive the ball. A goalless 1st half saw Kayleigh Street come into the action as she gave the opposition a headache by shifting her position up front. The couple of times Alice was called into action she dealt well with the mud pie ball as Chelsea again man-marked forwards the whole game. Carlie’s 1st time in defence was really positive as her confidence grew with every tackle and with what seemed to be the last 5mins Elena chucked herself into crowds of bodies to win the ball as Phoebe upped the tempo her bursting runs through the mud kept Westbridgford on the back foot as did Abigail’s skill full runs in from the right delivering solid balls into the box. As Lucia and Kayleigh juggled positions both girls mucked in well on a hard morning for footy. Unfortunately a couple of goals against the run of play left it just a little bit hard for a comeback. On the balance of things our girls deserved something from the game and they did...pride at just looking how far they've come in such a short time. Well done minnos.