A complete team effort is what best sums up Notts County Ladies under 10s today as they faced a Gedling side who had won 11 nil the previous week! in the plate competition match at Church Lane. Chelsea Musgrove raised her hand when deciding to pull on the gloves and for the 4x10min quarters did a fine job making it hard for the attackers to get past her. New girl Lydia Sears a little nervous at first soon settled in and chased down the opposition well as did Paris Greenham who worked hard in the middle of the park getting stuck in. The goals soon came as Lucia Wardle who has the knack of being in the right place at the right time scored 2 super goals. Ellie Barrow marked the Gedling forward throughout the game making it hard for them to break clear. As this was going on goal machine Phoebe-Wardle-Collins netted a double hatrick! which came about from quick counter attacks and dogged defending from Elena Gale who released great long range passes up to midfield also taking one in the chops but carrying on. Captain Chloe Phillips constantly solid with her tackles, heading and her general attitude was a pleasure to watch. It was a physical game as several girls took knocks especially Phoebe but they all soldiered on. Proud today of the spirit and effort by all the girls running out 8-1 winners.Well done girls.

As the learning process continues for the u10s who had an away trip at Southwell today showed that spirit is what drives these girls on and the understanding of the game will come later. The technical Southwell side applied constant pressure but early close range saves by Alice Thompson kept them at bay. As the girls soaked up attacks Ellie Barrow who's learning quick, marked up and closed down the opposition well. Chelsea Musgrove switched from defence to midfield bolstering up the middle of the park as did Rosie Bradley who ran tirelessly throughout the game improving all the time. The second half saw a reshuffle again which saw captain for the day Phoebe-Wardle-Collins turn goalie and pulled off supers saves throughout the half which saw both sets of parents applauding. But as the game wore on tired legs set in and Elena Gale sometimes found herself the last line of defence chucking in challenges to holt the Southwell side. Lucia Wardle who is liking her role of switching between forward and midfield was involved in some great 1-2 passing which shows her confidence is there. At full time both sets of parents gave our girls a round of applause and there was a nice comment from the Southwell coach at how our girl’s heads never dropped, so it’s another well done minnows player-of-the-match.......all of them.

The u10s with plenty of new faces kicked off the season at home to an already established Sherwood side. With many of the girls switching rolls throughout the game this was more for development than results, as it will be for the forthcomimg season. Both sides did have dominating periods but sherwood took there chances. Alice Thompson was brave in goal just like last season, clutching balls from the feet of the opposition. The trio of first timers, Ellie Barrow, Rosie Bradley and Paris Greenham gave a great account of themselves as did Chelsea Musgrove dropping in on several positions for the whole game.Lucia Wardle grew braver over the summer as she landed her 1st goal! with a clinical finishing from the speedy Phoebe Wardle Collins who again netted from her persistance on goal. Elena Gale gave a business like display as usual with strong tackles and great ball distribution, but limped off 5 mins from the end with a swollen ankle. A good experiance for all today, tired towards the end and slightly sunburnt but well done girls.

Only 4 games played so far this year saw Notts County under 10s entertain Nuthall at Church Lane, Notts County  under 10’s are progressing nicely with some encouraging performances from the girls. Their commitment in all areas of the pitch sees them making great strides towards challenging even the best that the league can throw at them. The girls continue to improve with every game, their  passing moves and rampaging runs are making huge holes in the oppositions defence, and our sure footed defenders  are working well together covering and supporting each other. I am so pleased with your performance girls. Player of the match was awarded to Jordan Pacey.

The under 10’s were to show their determination and resilience to succeed today away to Derby County, they had to draw on all that they have learnt about defending and playing their way out of a difficult situation. A very physical game saw players having to stand firm and play without key players as the game took its toll. There are games that you win and just don’t know how and games that just don’t go your way and the latter was true today, the girls gave their all and should be proud of how they conducted themselves.  Player of the match awarded to Olivia Walker.

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