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Ladies and Girls


Reaction to Sunday's action

20 November 2022

Ladies and Girls


Reaction to Sunday's action

20 November 2022

Northampton Town Women joint-managers Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams were impressed with their side’s 13-0 Northamptonshire FA Women’s Cup second round win at home to Bugbrooke St. Michaels on Sunday afternoon.

The Cobblers secured a dominant victory as they began their defence of the competition against the Northamptonshire Women's and Girls Macron Football League Premier Division leaders.

Oldfield was pleased that his side reached the standards he and Williams set week-in, week-out.

“It was a hugely positive performance and the first half was especially good,” he said.

“We were happy with the goals we scored and the standards we showed on the pitch.

“I’m impressed with the girls because they were ruthless and performed at a really high level.”

Williams is hoping that the momentum gained from scoring 13 goals at the weekend is taken into upcoming fixtures.

“Goals always breathe confidence into the squad,” he added.

“We feel that the girls have had this quality in them all season, and it’s been rewarded today.

“Hopefully it gives them confidence going into the next run of games.”

New signing Jade Bell made her Cobblers debut on Sunday, marking her first appearance with five goals.

Oldfield believes the forward showed what she is able to bring to the squad.

“Jade has trained really well in recent weeks, and it’s unfortunate that she hasn’t been able to play sooner because she wasn’t registered in time for the cup fixtures we’ve been involved in,” he said.

“Today was a good opportunity for her to get involved and we couldn’t be happier with what she produced.

“You could see her intelligence and intensity, and she’s adding to an area of the pitch where we already have a lot of quality.”

Northampton travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup second round proper next week, the side that are currently top of the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.

Wolves overcame the Cobblers in a pre-season friendly and in the FAWNL Cup determining round earlier in the campaign.

Williams wants his players to stand up to the challenge their opponents pose.

“We’ve played them twice already this season and we know it’ll be a tough test,” he added.

“However, as always, we plan to go into the game and get a result.

“As difficult as it’s going to be, we’ll make sure the girls are well-prepared and ready to give their all.”

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