Notts County Ladies under 16s welcomed Gedling Southbank to Newstead Recreational ground for their quarter final League Cup fixture. County sitting in runners up spot, Gedling mid-table and with the prospect of a semi-final place was a good leveller and this shown for part of the first period. Despite County’s pressure Gedling defended well but on 25 minutes the young magpies unlocked the deadlock when captain Ellie Betteridge threading a ball through to Faye Wheatley who played in Polly Lees-Collier who’s shot hit the inside of the roof of the net 1-0. No matter how they tried County were unable to find a way through and it remained at 1-0 going into the break. Gedling were quick out the blocks in the second period and hit on the counter down the right side with a ball played inside for a shot which was spilled allowing the quick thinking striker to stroke the ball into the net 1-1. County a little shell shocked very soon found another gear with Ellie Betteridge taking the game by the scruff of the neck and driving the ball forward at every opportunity. County re-took the lead when a Faye Wheatley shot rebounded off the keeper for the quick thinking Kelsea Marriott to pounce and pop it into the bottom corner 2-1. County’s 3rd came from Kelsea Marriott driving the ball down the flank executing a stop turn deep into the corner to play in Faye Wheatley who slipped the ball inside for striker Jade Henderson to lob the keeper 3-1. They wrapped up the game with Jades second as she won the ball from a goal kick skipped round a defender and smacked the ball into the top corner 4-1. The victory secures the stripes with their 2nd semi-final place as they take on Nottingham Forest next week in the Notts FA Shield. Player of the match today went to Megan Weston for her clean sheet in the first period and her second half performance making some crunching tackles, shots on goal and her defence splitting passes. Goals: Jade Henderson 2, Polly Collier 1, Kelsea Marriott 1.