A massive improvement on last week’s performance saw the 10 players of Notts County LDFC Under 16’s team show real character and determination to pull back a 3-0 score line to 3-3 away to Riverside JFC who the week before had beaten Forest 1-0. The first 20 minutes were pretty even with the 10 County players probably edging the possession. It was on the 20th minute when the young magpies, failing to defend a corner, gave the home side a chance to take the lead with the opening goal (1-0). Five minutes later, Riverside doubled their lead when County failed to clear their lines (2-0). The girls in black and white were creating a few goal scoring opportunities of their own when Kate Robinson’s shot narrowly went the wrong side of the upright. Riverside added another when a player with far too much space hit a terrific shot and gave stand-in keeper Hannah Askew no chance (3-0). A couple of changes were made at the break with Kate Robinson going into goal due to a knock and Hannah went into her familiar mid-field position. The next 40 minutes saw Notts County play some terrific attacking football. On 50 minutes, Hannah Askew played a delightful ball over the top and into the path of Jade Henderson which left her to lob the advancing keeper (3-1). On 70 minutes, Hannah, combining well with Kelsea Marriott down the left flank, ran the ball passed her marker and hit it into the near bottom corner (3-2). Minutes later, they found the equaliser when the ball was switched wide to Kelsea who hit a terrific shot rising into the far top corner (3-3). Both teams had chances to find the winner but a draw was probably a fir result for this remarkable game. For the Magpies though, it did feel very much like a win as the 10 players had worked hard for each other to pull the game back in the second period. Goal scorers: Jade Henderson, Hannah Askew, Kelsea Marriott. Player of the match awarded to Hannah Askew.