A good performance by Notts County under 12s, as they welcomed a strong organised Derby County side to Rolls Royce. A visiting team that have beaten their opposition with double figure but not today as the Magpies were resilient and were a match for the Rams for large periods of the game. Notts County Player of the match was awarded to India Robinson. Well done.

Well done to Notts County under 12s today collecting a point and taking Bingham to a 1-1 draw. A well taken goal from Elena Gale kept county in the game, they were unlucky not get the winning goal as all players battled to the final whistle. This was a difficult job for management trying to get all players time on the pitch. We ask for support from parents as with a large squad it’s a difficult task, as we've moved from development to a competitive league. Player of the match was awarded to Fern Wright, goal: Elena Gale. Well done girls keep up the good work

 

The under 11’s played away at Gedling, with a full squad to pick from the girls continued from where they left off last week. The girls were asked to work hard when they didn't have the ball, which they did exceptionally well. Starting with Rebecca Needham in goal, Ellie Barrow and Rosie Bradley in defence, Elena Gale and Sophie Wright in midfield and Mia Harrison and Ameliyah Rimell playing upfront. The girls got off to a good start passing the ball around well, the girls took the lead through some good work on the wing by Mia, who carried the ball from nearly the half way line, passed the ball to Elena who then pushed it in the direction of Ameliyah who smashed the ball past the advancing goal keeper. Gedling upped their game and came into it more and were pressing hard for an equalizer but the girls stood firm with Sophie, Ellie and Rosie working well to prevent the forwards advancing towards Rebecca’s goal. When they did break our well organised defence snuffed them out while Rebecca was on hand to collect the ball. Even calling for the defenders to let the ball bounce through to her. Growing in confidence and full of running, Sally Warsop-Hook and Alicia James coming on and working hard in midfield and up front to put the opposition under pressure. We asked the girls to do exactly the same in the second half, and they didn't disappoint. Attacking up the hill Elena and Ameliyah combined well but were stopped by a well organised defensive pair. Gedling had the bit between their teeth and were pushing for an equalizer, the girls defended for their lives and attacked quickly but couldn't find that all important goal. Alicia showed us some very fancy foot work taking on not one but three of the Gedling defenders before finding a pass to Ameliyah who won a corner. Alicia who is growing in confidence more and more worked her socks off and played a stormer. The equalizer came after some good work by Gedling, with the forward finishing calmly. The girl’s heads did not drop, they gathered themselves and pushed to find a winner, a quick throw in with Elena flicking the ball to Ameliyah who turned and smashed home a stunning volley. The play was end to end with Ellie and Rosie standing strong in defence and Mia winning ball and carrying it forward well. Unable to find that killer goal, Gedling scored with a good counter attacking goal with no more than 5 minutes to play. The girl’s heads didn't drop, then defended wonderfully as Gedling looked for the winner but created their own chances to with an Elena corner just missing everyone in the last minute. The girls are growing in confidence and understanding for the game. With player of the match going to Rebecca, for her great performance and continuous improvement week in week out.

 

Today the Under 11's played away to Retford, still on a high from last weekend’s result the girls started well with Ameliyah Rimell and Alicia James running forward strongly and chasing everything down. The midfield pairing of Sally Warsop Hook and Elena Gale worked well throughout the game never giving up and supporting the not only the forwards but the defence as well and at the back the solid partnership of Sophie Wright and Ellie Barrow who are becoming a very strong and well organised. The girls for the first 10-15 mins had most of the play but struggled to turn possession into real goal scoring chances. Unfortunately 2 minutes of madness and the girls conceded. This did not deter them and they defended a number of corners well with Rebecca Needham making some key saves. Some good play from Retford resulted in another goal. At halftime the girls were challenged to carry the ball out of defence more, which Sophie and Ellie did to great effect with Sally and Elena also carrying the ball well to. The girl’s spirit in the second half never dropped with Mia Harrison and Sally continuing to chase down every ball, it wasn't just these two, all of the girls worked tirelessly to ensure they won the ball back. Once the girls won the ball back there were some beautiful skills on display with all the girls having the confidence to take players on, which was a joy to see. The girls were making chances and were unfortunate not to score through Ameliyah and Elena, with a wonderful goal keeping on display from the home keeper. Today the girls played wonderful football and were passing the ball round and working hard for each other, which was a pleasure to see. Hopefully we can take this into Sunday’s game and keep working hard. Today's player of the match was hard to pick, with every girl giving their all. But on her return Elena Gale was wonderful and worked hard all game, well done. Let’s see the same next weekend

 

Fantastic achievement from Notts County under 11s today. Great battling from start to finish. Opening goal came from an excellent cross from Sally warsop-Hook for Ameliyah Rimell to chip over the keeper. Woodlands where on the counter attack numerous times but came up against the brick wall of Sophie Wright and Ellie Barrow, but pressure got the better of defenders and a scramble in front of goal saw the equalizer and left Rebecca Needham with no chance of a save. Second half saw the pressure continue from County with Rosie Bradley heading balls forward for Alicia James to run onto, girls battling for every ball. Sally stood up to take a corner, it fell into the path of Mia Harrison who slotted the ball home. Brilliant team performance. Player of the match was awarded to Sophie Wright for her endless battling under pressure.

 

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