The question must have crossed at least some members of the Caerphilly Castle Ladies team in the Women’s Welsh Premier League.

The latest loss suffered was a 43-0 defeat, after a season that has seen them walking away from results such as 36-0, 28-0 and 26-0 – each time on the wrong side of the score reports the BBC.

But the team who have let in 219 goals and scored just one in 10 games say they have no intention of giving up.

Chairwoman Julie Boyce, who has come out of retirement to strengthen the side of reserves and youth players, said the team would come back stronger.

She said: “We’re putting a brave face on things, but yes it’s tough, and if it went on indefinitely, it would threaten the future of the club.You could argue that we could have done more to help ourselves.We could have promoted some of the really talented girls from the under-16s into the first team, and the results would have been nowhere near as embarrassing as they have been.”

Boyce was positive about the future of the team however, saying: “So this current group of girls need to grit their teeth and do a job for the whole club by fulfilling our fixtures, and retaining our Premier League place for the generation of players coming through the system.” A lot of the players we’ve approached have been put off by the results, but I’m urging anyone who’s interested to think more about the opportunity we can give them.”

“There’ll never be a better chance for any aspiring player to compete in the Premier League.”

Image via Getty/Flickr cc Seth Whales