Darkes Manager Notes 04/09/2017

We started our season this past weekend with a tough away fixture against Derby County Ladies in the FA WPL Cup.
As a side that have only just come together due to the change in personnel throughout the Summer I was extremely pleased to see that we were competitive and despite losing the fixture 7-0, there were a lot of positives that we can take into our own league campaign. Our aims were to deliver a committed performance and be disciplined in defence which we will be focusing on moving forward.
For much of the first half we managed to keep the opposition in wide areas when they had the ball and defended well against crosses. Unfortunately, our goalkeeper suffered a concussion in the second half which put a dampener on the fixture (she is feeling much better now).

Despite a difficult start, I’m really pleased with the attitude and application of the side that have played very little football together and can’t wait for the season to start on Sunday.