Five players net in Magpies’ victory

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Five different players got on the scoresheet as Notts County Ladies Senior Development squad ran out emphatic 5-1 winners at Alfreton in the East Midlands Women’s Football League.

The game was played on a blustery cold and wet afternoon, but it didn’t dampen the visitors’ enthusiasm.

Notts took the game to the home side from the off and very soon were creating goal scoring chances.

It took just four minutes to secure a breakthrough as County striker Courtney Walters found the back of the net after winning the ball from a goal kick.

The lead was doubled on 24 minutes when a Jasmin Bear corner drifted into the top corner.

The visitors went into half-time with a 2-0 lead but it could have been four or five as chances went begging.

The second period saw Alfreton make a game of it as they pulled one back and there were a few nervy moments.

That was until a Bear free-kick from the halfway line hit the cross bar for Anna Horton to rush in and head the ball into the roof of the net to give Notts back their two-goal cushion.

On 70 minutes, the Magpies put the game out of Alfreton’s reach as a poor Alfreton clearance from a Bear corner fell to Serena Mason, whose pass found Robyn Henton and she lashed home to make it 4-1.

The game was wrapped up a minute later when Bear was again the provider with a diagonal ball from just inside the Alfreton half picked out Alex Francis, who rounded the keeper and coolly slotted home.

Player of the match was awarded to the hard-working Androulla Kokkinou.