Andy Butler was delighted with the attitude and application of his Belles team who came out on the winning end of a seven-goal thriller.
Goals from Hannah McWilliams (2), Phoebe Sneddon and Jess Price secured the Belles a 4-3 victory against a determined Holwell Sports.
Butler said: “We knew it was going to be a scrappy game but then to add the snow and the cold on top of that … I could not have asked more from the players.
“Their goalkeeper made a lot of great saves. We had a few chances, but we were not clinical enough in the final third.
“We will look at the goals we have conceded and will work on them.”
Holwell took the lead twice, but great character from the Belles under difficult circumstances saw them come away with all three points.
Butler added: “Conditions were bad but both teams worked hard and put on an entertaining game.
“Credit must go to the girls for their attitude after going behind a couple of times. They have a great team spirit.
“We have brought the right players in to help each other. We want a winning team with a winning mentality, and it is credit to the girls with all the hard work they put in both inside and outside of training.
“Whether it is raining, snowing or sunny, they always work their socks off.”