NTU Women's team celebrate an FA Cup victory Credit: NTUWFC

Nottingham Trent University’s Women’s team has exceeded expectations this season according to NTU’s Football Development Officer.

The side currently sit third in Division 1 North of the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League – only four points off table-toppers Grimsby Town with a game in hand – and NTU’s Football Development Officer has claimed that this is a huge over-achievement.

Daniel Corlett said: “They’ve exceeded the expectations that we set at the beginning of the year with how well they’ve adapted.

“I’m very proud of what they’ve been able to do, the best thing for me to be able to do is on a Sunday is to go onto WhatsApp and hear how happy they all are.

“To be third is a huge achievement, it’s very rare that teams come in and compete coming from the county leagues.”

This comes following NTU’s victory over Sherwood Women’s first on Sunday – in which they won 2-1 away from home.

The win came following goals from Elizabeth Stocks and Mia Pinkham to overturn the opener from the hosts.

They now look ahead to their clash with Sleaford Town Ladies First team on Sunday – but they’re not getting ahead of themselves.

“It was very much a step into the unknown this season as it’s our first time at this level.

“We’re halfway through the season so to be in third with a game in hand is a great achievement – I’d be happy if we can achieve a top three finish.

“That’s not a lack of ambition, It’s disrespectful to our opposition to say that the new team on the block is going to come in and win it,” said Corlett.