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Catching up with the Shrimps Women after Mazuma victory

4 April 2024

Morecambe FC Women

Catching up with the Shrimps Women after Mazuma victory

4 April 2024

We catch up with Nick Clark and Becca Baldwin following the Shrimps Women's progression in the Alliance Design & Print Plate.

Nat Broad scored the only goal of the game at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium, which proved enough to overcome Altrincham and make it through to the next round.

Joint-manager Nick Clark says the scoreline wasn't a fair reflection on the team's performance.

He said: “I thought 1-0 was a little bit unlucky for us to be honest. Looking at the chances, we should have been three or four up in the first half, but I’ll take the 1-0 every day of the week.

“It shows we have the mentality to grind out a result. That’s a really good performance; for us to be able to have enough chances to take the game, but in the scenario when you can’t take the chances, we’re actually able to defend the 1-0 and sometimes that is all it takes.”

501 spectators attended the fixture and supported the team on the day, which Clark says meant the world to all involved.


He added: “They [the players] were here at 12, they wanted to be here last night to stay over. It means so much to them playing here, because why wouldn’t you want to be in here? It’s a League Two venue.

"Some of them are Morecambe fans as well, so it means the world to them - when we started getting on top, when Erin [Menzies] was making the runs through and the strikers were going through, the claps, little cheers and encouragement we received, it meant so much to them and it’s just a shame we can’t get that week in, week out."

It was a bittersweet day for defender Baldwin who is taking a step back from playing to concentrate on coaching the U15s.

Reflecting on the game, she said: “It was amazing, to be part of the game was just brilliant. We could have had more goals by all means, but we got the win and that’s all that matters.

"I think that's the third time now [playing at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium] and unfortunately it will be one of the last ones as I'm stepping back to try and help coaching, but it's surreal every time you walk out the tunnel, you get such a buzz.


"You’re with your friends at the end of the day, we’ve been a team for a while now and it’s a really nice feeling to be at the stadium together.

"The crowd makes it, they really do. When you've got that support behind you, it's just fantastic - a really good turnout today."

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