Reds Coast Through In FA Cup

In the end, it was a comfortable win in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, as Nottingham Forest comfortably saw off East Midlands Women’s Premier Division hosts, Oughtibridge War Memorial, 6-0, on Sunday afternoon.

Making a handful of changes, Andy Cook still fielded a string side as the high-flying Reds continue to tear asunder, notching three in each half, as Rosetta Taylor was given a first start, and LJ O’Neill appeared on the bench for the first time this season.

Both Arryana Daniels and Yasmin Mosby bagged braces, the former opening the scoring, Rosetta Taylor notched midway through the first period, with Georgia Hewitt adding a sixth late on, Mosby now on six for the season, and Daniels four, in what is a productive campaign this far.

Oughtibridge meanwhile, they had their chances, including seeing a goal disallowed for offside with ten minutes remaining, Forest’s Charlotte Greengrass seeing a close seventh, cleared off the line, in the closing stages.

NOTTINGHAM FOREST – Emily Batty, Lyndsey Harkin (Charlotte Steggles, 76), Georgia Hewitt (Charlotte Greengrass, 70), Lauren Purchase, Olivia Cook, Yasmin Mosby, Amy West (Sophie Domingo, 63), Arryana Daniels, Gianna Mitchell, Rosetta Taylor, Naomi Powell

In the FA Midlands Reserves Division, Forest’s second string, in third, were held to a 1-1 draw with second place West Bromwich Albion, Olivia Edwards netting for the Reds, leaders Derby County Development meanwhile, won 1-0 at home to Stourbridge Reserves.

It took just one goal, but Adam Dunleavy’s Notts County Women are now top of the East Midlands Premier Division, following a 1-0 win away to Anstey Nomads, Summer Gayle setting up Nikki Emery for the only goal of the game.

Undefeated in the league, the win over sixth-placed Antsey was to be County’s fourth, of five outings, to move a point ahead of a Lincoln United side who put five past another Notts side, in Basford United.

Suffering their second loss of the season, Basford would see both Zoe Devenport and Abbie Murrell bag braces for the high-fliers against them, whilst the local affair, between Arnold Eagles and Mansfield Town finished in a 1-1 draw, Town’s Monica Bowley scoring from a deep cross from the left (she claims it was a shot), it had a good lot of curl on it, either way.

Division One Central would see both matches involving sides, finish in 2-2 draws, between Mansfield Hosiery Mills and West Bridgford Colts, and Nottingham Trent being held by visitors Ilkeston Town; and SJR Worksop crashed to a 5-1 loss away to Sleaford Town in the North division, Worksop having lost all five matches in the league, to date.

As for the Nottinghamshire Girls & Ladies League Seniors One, leaders Retford suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 3-2 at home to Keyworth United, who are third; Isabelle Thorpe and Emily Crompton netted for the hosts however, a brace from Yazmin Cooke, and one for substitute Kereng Mrwata, gave the visitors the points.

Second place Mansfield Town Development, ran riot, when away to University of Nottingham, racking up an impressive, 10-0 win – Grace Shipman notched three alongside braces for both Courtney Caunt and substitute Alaya Price, Millie Edwards, and further goals from other substitutes, Georgie Shaw and Elexis Steel, sealed a comprehensive win.

Meanwhile, Arnold Eagles Flyers won 3-0 at home to Nottingham Trent, and Teversal defeated Sports Gateway Hucknall 3-1, Abbey-Jay Roberts with a brace in the latter.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @NFFCWomen the Reds were convincing winners in South Yorkshire.

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