Notts County Ladies Senior Development 1st team welcomed Sleaford to Coronation Park. A lot holding on this game as 3 points for the magpies would put them into second spot in the league table on goal difference to Sleaford. The two teams met a couple of months ago and shared the points with a 2-2 draw, though County felt they done enough to win the game. County had a number of players missing to injury and work commitments but the starting 11 were a strong team that would be difficult to break down. New signing Laura Allcock from Rise Park made her debut between the sticks and Nicola Tomkinson was called upon from the clubs reserve team. County got off to a dream start as within five minutes Androulla Kokkinou won the ball from a goal kick, turned a player and unleashed a shot into the bottom corner 1-0. The home side were putting a number of quick passes together and Sleaford were struggling to contain the trickery of Androulla and on 15 minutes she fired in her second of the afternoon 2-0. Club and league top goal scorer Courtney Walters got herself rightly so on the score sheet when she hit the ball into the underside top netting after receiving a delightful pass from wide midfielder April Bingham 3-0. Sleaford won themselves a contentious penalty decision and gave keeper Laura Allcock with no chance 3-1. County replied when Anna Horton from a wide position drove the ball into the box and buried the ball deep into the far bottom corner 4-1. Just before the break Androulla was on one of her mazy runs and was hacked down of which the referee failed to notice and she played no further in the game. The second half Nicola Tomkinson came on into midfield and Captain Jasmin Bear moved up front to partner Courtney and take Androulla’s position. The game continued in the same vain with County having most of the possession and played at a good tempo. On 60 minutes the black and white army increased their lead when April threaded the ball through to Robyn Henton whose thunderous shot ripped into the top right corner giving the keeper no chance 5-1. A great team performance today, this will need to be repeated next week as they entertain Pelican Ladies in the Notts FA Women’s County Cup quarter finals. The player of the match was awarded to Anna Horton in central midfield who worked hard throughout and battled to win possession.