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Shaw looks to regroup

14 October 2019

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Head coach Zoey Shaw wants to see the Belles playing to their potential following their 6-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.

The Belles were knocked out of the FAWNL Plate at the first round after their sixth defeat in a row and Shaw is keen to make sure things are turned around very quickly.

“This level of football is so unpredictable and you cannot underestimate anyone, we knew going into the game that Bolton would provide us with a physical battle, and they really moved the ball around well and made it difficult for us,” she said.

“We just weren’t as good as we know we can be and that’s a real shame, I can’t make any excuses, we just haven’t played to our potential recently and we need to make sure we get things right quickly.”

The Belles currently don’t have a scheduled game until November 10’s game at home to Bedworth United in the FAWNL Division One Midlands, and Shaw is hopeful this mid-season mini-break is a good opportunity to work hard on the basics before kicking on.

“We’re on a bad run at the minute and we need to get out of this losing run that we’ve had of late, we can’t afford to take any teams for granted because there are going to be so many more difficult tests coming up,” she added.

“We need to regroup and get going again quickly, we have a little bit of time to work hard in training because we now have so long between our next league game, and we want the girls to make sure they kick on after this break.

“We have to get back to basics and go again, we need to figure out some new ways of playing to try and improve the way we work both on and off the ball, once we work that out, I’m sure that we can push on.”

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