FEMALE FOOTBALL: Development girls put 15 past Aspley

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NOTTS County Ladies’ senior development squad were in lethal form as they overcame Aspley Park 15-0.

Aspley are a new side and worked hard to their credit but could not match the sheer talent, passing and execution of County.

The first goal came when Kirsty Peat’s corner went over everyone for Eleanor Brooks to knock back in and Charley MacLaren to open the tally.

MacLaren added another minutes later, heading in after Peat and Jade Benniston worked a short corner.

Eleanor Brooks scored the third after good work by Laura Muir and Lauren Betteridge, before the returning Elle Croucher fired in the fourth from the edge of the box.

Benniston’s hard work was recognised with a goal from the penalty spot following a hand ball.

The game was then set alight by two players, Sammy Barlow and Carolanne Clark.

Barlow pounced and harried everywhere and caused havoc. Her first goal was as a result of pressure from Jess Knott and Betteridge that enabled her to score from the edge of the area.

Then came Clark who finished from a Lucy Harris cross and then added two more in quick succession to leave it 9-0 at half-time, though Notts lost Gabi Oxley to an injury.

The next goal took a while to come in the second-half but eventually Barlow got her second and third strikes, the latter after a great cross from Ashleigh Harris.

Harris then won a corner and Peat again delivered for Betteridge to score her first goal for two seasons.

Brooks set up Barlow for the next before Peat popped up and scored goal 14.

The rout was completed when Benniston fed Barlow to score her fifth and cap her player-of-the-match display.

THE FIRST team of Notts County Ladies were also in good form as they beat Pinxton 5-1 to earn their first win of the season.

They fell behind on seven minutes to a close-range shot that beat keeper Hazel Clark, but were soon level when captain Selina Luciw found Robin Henton, who smashed home.

Courtney Walters then hit the crossbar from long range but Alex Francis soon had Notts in front, lobbing the keeper after a fine pass from April Bingham.

It became 3-1 when Walters pursued a back pass and the keeper’s clearance rebounded back off her and into the net.

The fourth came before the break when Siobhan Wood found Walters and her cross was tapped in by Francis.

It was 5-1 on 55 minutes when April Bingham’s short corner found Luciw and she set up Henton for another fine finish to complete the victory.

NOTTS County Ladies Under-9s entertained Southwell in an entertaining match.

Notts played some good passing football with the reward being a terrific effort by Carlie Bown, which also earned her the player-of-the-match award.

A STRONG West Bridgford outfit had the edge over Notts County Ladies under-10s.

Paris Greenham put in a player-of-the-match performance and West Bridgford’s coach was complimentary of Notts’ display.

A LACKLUSTRE performance saw Notts County Ladies Under-13s draw 1-1 away at Riverside Bluebelles.

Notts never got into their stride, but went in front midway through the first-half courtesy of a smart finish from Erin Gale.

Although dominating long periods of the game, County lacked the cutting edge to put the game to bed and were undone with the last kick of the match as battling Riverside levelled.

Player of the match was Nicole Robinson who worked hard all game in midfield.