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Mitchell praises resilience

20 November 2023

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Lee Mitchell was happy with City’s resilient display as they came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Leafield Athletic.

Despite his disappointment at not picking up all three points, Mitchell was still proud of his team’s improved defensive display in the second half.

Mitchell said: “As we grew into the game we knew what we needed to do. We were giving their wingers too much time, so we decided to go tight on to them and be brave out of possession.

"Resilience is a good word to use for where we're at, coming from behind doesn't faze us. We will take the point and move forward onto Loughborough."

Mitchell also commented on Melissa Riley’s impressive performance, as she made her first ever senior start for the Imps.

He said: “We thought this would be a game that she could unlock some doors with the way she runs at players and we just want to give her the confidence to do that.

"She created a lot of problems for them today, so we were really happy for her.

“We’re all about youth and when they get the chance they have to take it and I think she did that today.”

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