“The Manager writes”…….

I’m really excited now our first season in Ladies football is eventually upon us, albeit rather late for my liking (as we didn’t start until 4th October) !

Over the summer I’ve been actively recruiting new players to join a core set of young players moving up to play senior football from last seasons Matlock Town Juniors U18’s squad. We’ve now built a strong mix of young and more experienced players that should help balance the team. With a good half of the squad new to the team the early matches will be a bit of a learning experience as the team get used to how each other play, but I expect to see us getting stronger as we move through the season and the girls gel together as a team.

An unexpected re-scheduling of the fixtures at the start of the season has meant that we were left without a match for the first 2 weeks! Not the best preparation for our 1st real game ; an Inter-Divisional cup match on Sunday 4th October against a Woodlands Ladies side that are a Division above us! However we produced a great performance on the day and, although it ended with a 3-2 defeat, we were actually 2-0 up halfway through the 2nd half!

I always try to take away the positives from a match and it’s really encouraging for me to see the enthusiasm & commitment we put into the game. If we can keep this momentum going I can see us doing really well this first season.

Glenn Dalton

Squad –

Goalkeeper

Jordan Spencer

Defenders

Kathryn Heathcote

Natalie Loomes

Lydia Heaney

Emily Foster

Emily Hancock

Nicole Haywood

Alyssa Ward

Midfield

Katie Twigg

Donna Unwin

Melissa Hill

Connie Dalton

Gina Wilby

Hattie Heaney

Zoe Amis

Forwards

Robyn Wrigley

Millie Bettis

Annie Gardom

Ellie Dunn

Coach

Glenn Dalton

Assistant Coach

Richard Hancock

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