Putting aside sundays result myself the parents and the u9s can take great heart at their efforts at trying to play football the way it should be.The girls did take any early lead by top goal scorer Phoebe -Wardle-Collins but found themselve chasing the game a little as sherwood for 40mins put 6 players behind the ball and hurded it towards goal!. As usual Jodi James always vocal and strong tackling as ever was supported at the rear by a battling Abby bailey (player of the match) found themselves up against a sea of 6 players.(CAPTAIN) Elena Gale was repeatedly picking up cleared balls setting off up field at pace and laying off crisp passes to Phoebe and Chelsea Musgrove who had to switch from attack to defence and filled in well. Lucia Wardle was constantly looking for space to recieve passes, enter Mya Pacey who came off the bench and worked hard to assist the attack from midfield. At times our girls had the company of 4 players marking them which ment our girls had to change their game plan which to their credit they worked out for themselves. Alice Thompson's goal awarness is improving and she bravely snuffed out several one-on-ones. The side is starting to find a unity and in time the girls efforts of passing, finding space and winning 50/50 balls will payoff. One thing is good to see is that lumping the ball forward and hoping for the best isn't in their game plan!. WELL DONE girls in time it will all fall into place.
Notts County Ladies under 9s made the trip to Woodlands with a skeleton squad of only 6 players!. As the game kicked off Woodlands who had enough for 2 sides decided to field a FULL team! meaning our girls would be up against it from the first minute. The first 10mins was evenly matched with the little magpies playing nice passing footy but the extra player did count a couple of times as our girls found themself stretched. Alice Thompson made several close range saves tipping one around the post. Phoebe-wardle-Collins (captain) grabbed a goal back just before half time as Jodi James, player of the match tackled hard in defence before clearing her lines sending the ball with a quick pass up field to Chelsea Musgrove who turned defence into attack in a flash. The day got hotter as did the girls footy as little miss dyamite Elena Gale broke from defence with pace ran most of the pitch before laying off a peach of a ball for the well placed Lucia Wardle who's first time pass found Phoebe whos shoot was crowded out. The 6 beetroot faces! came off the pitch by giving it their all and with great team spirit, they knew they had give the opposition a right game. By no means out played just out scored. Six winning stars today WELL DONE REALLY PROUD.

The new look Under 9s squad which had 4 girls who had not played before had their first game of the season away to  a rather large westbridgford side.
The Magpies found themselves behind to an early goal before finding their feet, and soon levelled through a phoebe-wardle-collins strike. The girls who are used to playing just 2x20mins halfs had to adapt to 4x10mins quarters!. Alice Thompson took hold of the gloves and had a consistant game with closing down attackers, firm hands and sure kicking which awarded her player of the match. The defence of captain Jodi James and Abby Bailey broke down numerous shots and attacks but one did slip through that give westbridgford a lead.The girls did for long periods out muscle their opponents and drew level when Elena Gale sent Phoebe through for her 2nd goal. Lucia Wardle and Chelsea Musgrove had great postioning on the pitch as they both worked hard in the middle of the park.The heat played a big part as several girls took turns for a breather which gave Mya Pacey the strikers roll for her first game keeping the defenders busy. But it was the little magpies who came out on top as Phoebe raced through from the halfway line to smash the ball into the bottom corner for her hatrick! A great start for Notts county ladies under 9s Well done girls we are all very proud.