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Scargill enjoying being back

15 December 2020

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Sophie Scargill says the Belles squad are buzzing to be back in action after ending a six-week hiatus from the game with a 3-3 draw at Sporting Khalsa on Sunday.

With the FAWNL Division One Midlands league on hold due to the second national lockdown the game was the Belles’ first competitive outing since October.

Scargill said: “It has been amazing to be back, that month for me was probably good because I’d fractured an ankle in September and it gave me a chance to recover and go again. We all missed it and were buzzing to be back in training last week.

“It will be nice to get back at home next weekend and hopefully we can have some fans in, I know we had a couple of people down at Sporting Khalsa - and the bell was there when we scored - but it took a bit more from us to get behind each other because we didn’t have the backing we usually have.”

Scargill felt the heavy rain and wind which persisted during the match prevented the Belles from finding their rhythm, and saw the result as a point gained after a last-gasp equaliser from Nadia Khan.

She added: “The conditions were horrible and it was hard to get the ball down, if it wasn’t so wet and intense we may have been able to play our game better - but you’ve got to deal with it and they were in the exact same conditions for each side.

“I’m buzzing to get a point in the end, the goal was with pretty much the last kick of the game when it looked like we may have not got anything. We should have probably taken our chances a bit better in the first half when they came, but it is what it is and we go again.”

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