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NORTHAMPTON TOWN WOMEN MANAGEMENT DUO DELIGHTED AT CRUCIAL WIN

Reaction to Sunday's action

9 January 2023

Ladies and Girls

NORTHAMPTON TOWN WOMEN MANAGEMENT DUO DELIGHTED AT CRUCIAL WIN

Reaction to Sunday's action

9 January 2023

Northampton Town Women joint-managers Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams praised their side after they began the New Year with a 3-1 win at home to Leek Town.

Jade Bell scored a hat-trick on her league debut as the Cobblers earned three vital points in their first league fixture in three months.

Oldfield was pleased that his side were able to avenge a disappointing defeat away to Leek early in the season.

“I thought the girls were outstanding today,” he said.

“The manner of the defeat in the reverse fixture motivated us.

“We felt hard done by at their place, and I’m delighted that we were able to stand up to, if not better, the game they tried to play this afternoon.

“We played with quality, we battled hard, and 3-1 is the least we deserved for the performance we put in.”

The victory was the Cobblers’ first league fixture since their 1-1 draw away to Peterborough United in October.

They are still in the relegation zone, but are now only one point behind 10th placed Leek with three games in hand on the team they defeated at the weekend.

Williams is confident that his side have what it takes to earn positive results in the second half of the season.

“The cup games gave us the chance to build some form, but we want to put things right in terms of the league table,” he added.

“The only way we can do that is by getting our league fixtures played.

“We’ve got quite a few to catch up on, but we’ll go into them full of confidence.”

There were a number of standout performances on Sunday, but Oldfield was delighted with the individual performances of his forwards in particular.

“Jade scored three goals, but I thought Alex Dicks was outstanding next to her and Kim Farrow gave us so much organisation, leadership and communication,” he said.

“Our front three are difficult to play against because they all offer something different, and as a three, they’re the complete package.”

Oldfield and Williams’ side travel to Thrapston Town in the Northamptonshire FA Women’s Cup quarter-finals next week.

Their opponents compete in the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Division One South, the same league as the Cobblers Development squad.


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