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Butler: Players responded to challenge

28 September 2020

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Belles manager Andy Butler was pleased with the determination shown by his players in the win over Bedworth United.

The Belles ran out 4-1 victors, but Butler believed his players met the challenge he set them at half-time when the visitors had threatened to get back into the game by pulling the score back to 2-1.

He said: "We started ok and grew into it. We went a bit flat after the second goal so when we spoke to the players at half-time we just said to up it again. We felt like we still had a few gears to go at that time.

"I'm really pleased with the players' attitudes and willingness to not let things bring them down. They showed that desire to bounce back and to get two more goals was brilliant - we challenged their character and they responded to it. I'm really pleased with their attitudes, desire not to get beaten and to improve.

"I keep saying I'm proud of them and I'm sure it'll be getting boring to those who are listening, but they have come a long way since the same fixture last season when Bedworth came here and turned them over 4-0."

Butler was pleased to see more than 200 supporters at Oxford Street backing the girls.

He added: "It's brilliant that the fans came down, I think it's class. There's not much live football you can get to at the moment so why not come down and watch a team that tries to play football the way we feel is right.

"It's an enjoyable day out, we try to make it a family feel with everything inclusive as a Belles culture. Come down and be part of it."

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