Notts County are Coronation queens

Courtney Walters blasted another hat-trick as the Linby-based NOTTS COUNTY LADIES DEVELOPMENT senior side graced Coronation Park, home of Eastwood Town, with their skills.

In their latest East Midlands Women’s League, Division One North match, County beat Teversal 6-0 to stay third in the table -- to follow up a nine-goal beating they dished out to the same side earlier in the season.

Camped in the visitors’ half, The Magpies opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Anna Horton slotted home a one-on-one.

Teversal threatened a fightback, but County rode the storm and Walters bagged her first goal in the 44th minute, tucking the ball under the advancing ‘keeper.

Five minutes into the second half, player-of-the-match April Bingham cut inside to smash the goal of the day into the top corner. And then the same player fed Jasmin Bear whose cross to the far post found Lauren Yeomans for a shot that rebounded off the upright into Walters’ path.

Yeomans netted number five herself from a defence-splitting pass by Robyn Henton, who then teed up Walters for her hat-trick goal.

IN the Notts Ladies League, NOTTS COUNTY LADIES DEVELOPMENT RESERVES suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat away to Newark Town.

All seemed to be going well when a header by Charley MacLaren gave County the lead. But despite a player-of-the-match performance by Katrina Bloomer, Newark hit back.

BETTER news saw NOTTS COUNTY LADIES DEVELOPMENT UNDER-16S move into second place in the Notts Girls League with a 5-1 win at home to mid-table Ilkeston.

The Magpies were in control from the 15th minute when a neat square ball by Kelsea Marriott enabled striker Jade Henderson to thump home from 20 yards.

Ten minutes later, Henderson struck again, skipping past defenders for a cool finish after a terrific pass from Polly Collier. And an unlucky own goal made it 3-0.

Leia Ward smashed home number four and although Ilkeston netted a consolation goal, it wasn’t before before Ellie Betteridge also got on the scoresheet to make the most of a twist and turn by player-of-the-match Sara Duffield.