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Ladies’ Opening Day Defeat

3 September 2012

Female Magpies beaten in first match after promotion...

Notts County Ladies kicked off their first season in the East Midlands Womens Regional Football League with a 6-1 defeat to Grimsby Town Ladies. 

Despite the scoreline, the Magpies played some good football and plenty of positives were taken out of the game.  

New signing Robyn Henson gave Notts hope by making it 3-1 after the break but Town’s fourth killed off the game.

County Ladies’ manager Andrew Eastwood told the official site: “I know its been used a thousand times but the result does not reflect the game as we were playing far better football.

“We were playing it in the Grimsby half as well but a quick counter attack allowed Grimsby go into the break a goal up. 

“We were then slow out of the blocks in the second period and conceded an early goal, followed by a third.

“Just when you thought the game had gone, Robyn scored a volley from the edge of the six-yard box to relight the game. 

“When the fourth went in it was game over but, even though there’s much work to do, there’s some encouraging signs. 

“We’re playing playing good quality football but need to get that ball into the target area and fire off a few more shots.”

Notts County Ladies will be holding a charity night on Friday 7 September in memory of a former coach, John Betteridge.

The event will take place at the Empire Club in Hucknall and will raise money for the Melanoma Cancer Chariry at Nottingham City Hospital.

For more information about Notts County Ladies, visit www.nottscountyladiesfc.co.uk.

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