All Forest Final For The Girls

Nottingham Forest will represent both spaces in the Notts FA Womens Senior County Cup Final after the First Team and Reserves beat local opposition today in a double header at Eastwood Community Stadium.

The days early kick off at Coronation Park was between Forest Reserves and Arnold Town Ladies with the Reds winning convincingly underneath the elements of Storm Dennis.

Early domination by the Reds lead to a goal after just five minutes when Georgia Gladwin diverted home. Three minutes later it was 2-0 and the same scorer before Gladwin remarkably completed her hat-trick in the ninth minute putting the tie all but beyond doubt.

Forest had further chances but had to wait until three minutes to half time when a Steggles rocket found the net and two minutes after the half time interval Annabel McKechnie made it five. Gladwin thought she had a fourth herself but was pulled up for hand ball after finding the net but a sixth Forest goal did eventually come when Betts got in on the act curling home on 81.

Things got even worse for Arnold as they conceded an 83rd minute penalty which Cousins dispatched with the Reds comprehensive victors in the wind and rain.

As things began to brighten up the second match of the day paired last years two finalists as Forest First Team faced Ollerton Town Ladies.

A tight first half ended scoreless but the second 45 minutes would very much be one way traffic as Katie Middleton opened the scoring on 50 minutes before Constantinou doubled the lead on 62.

As Ollerton heads bowed following the vital second goal two soon became three when Constantinou netted her second poaching home from close range after a shot rebounded off the post back to her.

Middleton made it four with her second on 68 capping off a dominant period in which everything Forest did seemed to end up in the back of the net.

That domination was capped off when Precious Hamilton got in on the act five minutes from time to send Forest through to an all Garibaldi Red final, the Reds eventually beating Ollerton 5-0.

*Main image @NFFCWomen the Reds celebrate their final place as the first and reserves go through.

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