Andy Butler pleased with result against Nottingham Trent University 3-0 at Oxford Street on Sunday but believes his Belles side haven't reached top gear.
Belles raced ahead to a 3-0 lead within fifteen minutes, which was how the game ended.
Butler said: “We were clinical when we had the chances, however at times we didn’t show the fluency that we have shown in recent matches.
"It felt a little forced at times.
“The all-round performance was frustrating but we’ll reflect on it, we are always improving game by game which is pleasing."
Butler praised midfielder Niamh Doody, who signed from Sheffield United earlier in the week.
He added: “She has the attributes and the mentality to be a key player for us.
"She is still young and finding her feet. She moved the ball around well so overall I thought it was a good debut."