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Doone praises Belles attitude

9 September 2019

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Assistant manager Dav Doone praised the Belles for their perfect response after they beat Sporting Khalsa 3-1 in the FAWNL Division One Midlands.

The win at Oxford Street ensured that the Belles would take six points from the last eight days, and despite a defeat in mid-week, Doone felt the win on home soil was testament to the girls’ attitude.

“It was really pleasing to get the result we’d been looking for, we said in the team talk at the end that we hadn’t seen them put in as much ground work and running in as they did here, at that’s testament to the result here,” he said.

“Training on Thursday was perfect for us to get everything out in the air and we had a great reaction session, and I think that really showed through in the game here, it was the perfect way to react after a defeat in the week.

“It was nice just to get that win in front of our own supporters too, that feeling of a round of applause for all the players at full-time, the fact the fans stayed behind to do that too, that was great to see and it’s a great feeling for the girls.”

Sunday’s win over Sporting Khalsa saw three different goal-scorers, with Emily Burgin, Jasmine Saxton and Nadia Khan sealing three points for the Belles, and Doone feels that can provide a platform for the side to build on.

“I think what’s the best thing for us here is that we’ve had three different scorers, two of them opening their accounts for the season, so hopefully that gets Nadia and Emily on a run like it has for Jasmine who has her second which is great to see,” he added.

“We’re slowly getting that composure in front of goal every week now, hopefully as we get further into the season we can be firing on all cylinders, we just want to see the girls putting away as many chances as they create as possible.

“This is something to build on for us here, two wins from the last three, now it’s vital we move on to next week and go in search of another one and take it from six points to nine in the league.”

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