Northampton Town Women joint-manager Liam Williams was proud of his team despite their 5-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Women’s National League Cup determining round on Sunday.
The Cobblers’ opponents lost in the FAWNL Championship play-off final after winning the Northern Premier Division last season, and have made an unbeaten start to this campaign.
Williams believes his side stood-up well to the difficult challenge posed by Wolves.
“I’m pleased overall, the scoreline is just a reflection of the quality of our opposition today,” he said.
“We focussed on giving our all and capitalising on any mishaps Wolves would make, but unfortunately they were very good today and we have to give them credit for that.
“I’m proud of the way the girls defended, especially in the second half.
“We were very patient, held our shape better and made it difficult for them to score.
“Coming out of the second half with a 0-0 draw was a true reflection of the girls’ hard work.”
Williams and Josh Oldfield’s side return to FAWNL Division One Midlands action when they host Long Eaton United next week.
Their opponents are also in the relegation zone at this early stage of the season, having conceded 29 goals in their opening five league matches.
“We’re looking forward to it, because we feel as though we should probably have more points than we do so far,” Williams added.
“We’re eager to put that right.”