Notts County Under 11s played a very strong Derby County side. Ellie Barrow and new signing Sophie Wright gave there all, winning balls to push forward, along with Mia Harrison playing on the wing pushing forward for Ameliyah Rimell to put her name on the score sheet. Alicia James Sandin and Sally Warsop-Hook worked hard to try and stop Derby’s attacks and Rebecca Needham did her best to stop the tally. Player of the match awarded to Sophie Wright for all her endless hard work and battling, well done.


An early Sunday morning wet and windy kick off didn’t dampen the spirits of both Bingham and Notts County under 11s as they put on an exciting end to end game of football. Notts County debut for Alicia James Sandin who always looked to attack the Bingham defence, Rebecca Needham gong between the sticks with defenders Ellie Barrow and Sally Warsop Hook combining and looking strong and in control at the back. Mia Harrison was working hard in midfield to support striker Ameliyah Rimell. Bingham were the first to find the back of the net but County soon found the equaliser when Rebecca Needham in goal distributed the ball to Ellie Barrow who’s long range pass found Ameliyah Rimell in space and with the ball at her feet rounded the defender to slot the ball passed the advancing keeper. Just before the break County took the lead with a carbon copy of their first. Right from the restart of the second period Bingham found the equaliser and then took the lead with a good finish. County pushed forward and piled on the pressure creating goal scoring chances. It was Ameliyah who won the ball from a wide position and went on a solo run unleashing a rocket shot beating the keeper. A fair result as neither team deserved to loose today as they put on a terrific entertaining game. Player of the match could have gone to anyone today but it was awarded to goalkeeper Rebecca Needham whose confidence has grown and her ball handling and distribution was very pleasing to see. A terrific team performance, with players playing for each other, as well as beginning to play and understand their roles and positions. Goals: Ameliyah Rimell 3. Player of the match Rebecca Needham


Today Notts County under 11’s played against West Bridgeford, with only 5 available due to holidays, the girls battled amazingly. Starting with Sally Warsop-Hook in goal, Rosie Bradley and Rebecca Needham in defence and Ameliyah Rimell and Mia Harrison full of energy in middle and up front. The girls worked hard to prevent WestBridgford from getting a clear attack on goal in the first 5 min and started to find each other with some lovely passing moves, falling behind after about 10 min. The girls head didn't drop and they continued to battle. Being on the back foot at half time we changed it round a little and put Rebecca Needham in goal and Sally Warsop-Hook in midfield ... Sally was full of running and Rebecca pulled off some wonderful saves. Ameliyah Rimell was full of running all game and kept battling to win the ball back and pass to her supporting team mates. Mia Harrison produced an amazing run the length of the pitch, she continued to show her strength by produced a number of strong runs, releasing pressure on the defence. Unfortunately Westbridgford scored a couple more goals to put the game beyond Countys reach, due to injury we had to make changes with Rosie Bradley going in goal and Rebecca Needham taking her position in centre mid. Both working very hard to keep the score line low. Today we did have opportunities in front of goal, but good goal keeping prevent us from getting a deserved goal. The girls are taking everything mentioned in training and applying It in games, Which is great to see. Today's Player of the match was Ameliyah Rimell, for her battling team and individually performance.


Today saw the u11's play at home against West Bridgford Red, with only 5 girls available we borrowed some of the U9's to make up the team. The girls battled strongly today and took on board what was worked on in training. Our first shot came from some good work by Tia Wheelhouse teeing Sally Warsop-Hook up, for her shot to be saved well. Down the other end, Rebecca Needham stood strong in goal making some key saves with Rosie Bradley and Kayleigh Street working well in defence. With Rebecca Needham passing the ball out wide to Kayleigh Steet or Rosie Bradley from goal kicks had great effect. Putting a great battling display in midfield were Mia Harrison, Tia Wheelhouse and Ameliyah Rimmell, working tirelessly to win the ball back and play up towards Sally Warsop-Hook. Unfortunately today, West Bridgford were clinical in front of goal and took the lead, some wonderful defending for Kayleigh Street and good goal keeping from Rebecca Needham kept them from extending the lead. Mia Harrison took a little knock, so on came Ellie-May Bramley who was full of running and broke up play well. At half time we looked to challenge the girls to keep playing positively out from defence and to increase the number of chances they had on the opposition goal. The girls played well and are improving week in week out and hopefully this will continue. Thank you to the U9s who stepped up to help today. Player of the match Rosie Bradley


Notts County Under 11s travelled on a dull damp Sunday morning away to a strong Southwell side. The girl’s set themselves some targets within the game and executed these well. Rebecca Needham went in the goal for the first 20 minutes of the game and full backs Rosie Bradley and Ellie Barrow were getting out wide when in possession and looked to either run or pass the ball forward. Mia Harrison playing centre mid was working hard to protect the defence and win possession back. Sally Warsop-Hook and Ameliyah Rimmell were looking to link up well in attack. The final 20 minutes Notts County were looking to press quickly and deny Southwell too much time on the ball and to some extent this was working as County began to create a number of goal scoring chances. Player of the match was awarded to Rosie for her hard work and intelligent play. The girls are at home next week to Westbridgford and again the mini pies will be looking to improve on this week’s performance as they piece together their developing jigsaw.


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