Probably the best football that Notts County under 10s have played all season as the girls entertained Retford United in the League Plate competition and this was to be a very tight game from start to finish. The first 2x10min quarters saw Notts putting pressure on the goal but few chances as efforts from Lucia Wardle and Phoebe -Wardle-Collins seem to rebound off a wall of defenders. As Notts looked for ways through Elena Gale spread play across the park to stretch the Retford side as did Chloe Phillips making strong runs from defence on quick counter attacks. Player of the match Rosie Bradley in adapting to her role fast as she did a great left sided defensive job on a tricky winger and made the ball hers every time. Fresh from a break in the med! Ellie Barrow showed no sighs of fatigue as her ball distribution from deffence was super, Paris Greenham had her hand in Notts taking the lead as she won the ball and centred for Phoebe to place in for the 1st but it was still tight .Chelsea Musgrove in goal has worked hard and her ball awareness showed as she stopped several Retford charges as the game progressed. But it was Notts who found a 2nd as phoebe slotted in to ease the nerves. A Unfortunate OG that was no fault on anyone’s behalf, did let Retford back in but with Ellies, Chloes and Rosies gritty attitudes forced the ball from defence into the center mid where Lucia and Elena pushed on to give the support for Paris and Phoebe to race clear and give Notts some breathing space. 3-1 winners in the cup game and next week its the reverse fixture in the league well done and another game played in great spirits.