Rick Passmoor - Notts County Ladies must control own fate

Rick Passmoor
Passmoor was Lincoln Ladies boss before the club was relocated and re-branded Notts County Ladies this season

Manager Rick Passmoor says Notts County Ladies must take control of their own fate if they are to avoid relegation from the Women's Super League.

Notts last won a league match in April and are only four points above bottom side Everton with four games remaining.

Attention turns back to top-flight survival after Sunday's Continental Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal.

"We have to look after ourselves and get points on the board," Passmoor told BBC Radio Nottingham.

Notts County Ladies WSL results
16 April: D 1-1 v Arsenal (H)
20 April: W 2-0 v Everton (A)
18 May: D 0-0 v Liverpool (H)
25 May: D 0-0 v Chelsea (A)
29 June: L v Bristol Academy (H)*
17 July: L 1-0 v Manchester City (A)
20 July: L 1-0 v Birmingham City (H)
27 July: D 1-1 v Arsenal (A)
24 August: L 1-0 v Liverpool (A)
3 September: L 1-0 v Manchester City (H)

"We need to pick up points so we don't have to rely on Everton or whoever they are playing."

Everton also have a game in hand over the the Lady Magpies, who also had three points forfeited to Bristol Academy after the Meadow Lane club failed to fulfil their fixture in June.

The Toffees are yet to win a game this season and they picked up their first point in six games with a draw against Merseyside rivals Liverpool last week.

County have scored only one goal in their last seven league games, but after their Continental Cup exit Passmoor admits their problems are even more drastic.

"We have the ability, the togetherness and spirit. The big problem has been in the final third, but against Arsenal it wasn't just that," said Passmoor.

"It was actually passing into them because a lot of the time the three midfielders were either too close together or we didn't get anything from them. It was more of a kick than a creative pass and composure on the ball."

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