Cash boost from sponsored marathon

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NOTTS County Ladies have benefited to the tune of nearly £800 after club secretary Sandrine Bramley ran the Leicester Marathon last month.

Her raised funds of £870 was split between the club and their chosen charity, the Nottingham Hospitals Charity Melanoma Fund.

And with 90 per cent going to the Ladies team, around 80 new waterproof jackets are set to be purchased as a result.

After running the Marathon in 4:54:43, Sandrine said: “I am really pleased with my results although my body was in a lot of pain for a few days after but it was well worth it.

“All the girls at the club, from U9s to seniors, all work really hard and are continuously improving. It is great to be able to give something back to them.”

NOTTS County’s Ladies’ development squad were the only of the club’s teams to see action at the weekend as they beat Southwell Ladies 4-1.

County were not their usual composed self-early on, but still determined enough to play the passing game and create chances.

Despite chances the game was fairly even at 20 minutes and following a great save over the bar from stand-in goalkeeper Eleanor Brooks, the resulting corner was cleverly struck with wind advantage and gave Southwell a 1-0 lead.

Within a minute Notts were level when Ellie Marriott’s header from Jade Benniston’s corner was saved but Charley MacLaren netted the rebound.

And County were then to take the lead as

The most exciting part of the game then happened as Kirsty Peat combined with Sammy Barlow and Jess Knott with Barlow eventually beating the keeper with a fine left-foot shot.

Southwell then had a period of pressure but the third Notts goal arrived when Peat and Lucy Harris combined with Peat’s cross converted by Barlow.

The second-half was a similar affair and the game was finally settled after another Benniston corner sailed to the back post for Knott to jump highest and head home.