Doncaster Belles: More success for junior sides

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It was another good weekend for the club as the u16s were confirmed as runners-up and the u11s Reds took a step closer to their title, writes Chris Wright.

Unfortunately the u11s Whites were the fall guys for the Reds as the two sides from the club met.

The Reds ran out as 5-0 victors with goals from Ellie Ball, Gracie Horne and Sophie Baker, whilst Courtney Highfield weighed in with a brace. The Reds lass of the grass was Daisy Turton.

The u13s weren’t in action this weekend but saw Sheffield United Junior Blades close to within 6 points of top spot with their 3-1 victory over Dearne & District.

The u14s bid farewell to Jon Nassau as manager this week with Paul McReadie and Richard Earle taking the helm for the last few matches of the season.

It must have been a maiden fixture to remember for the management duo seeing the Belles beat fifth-placed Dronfield Town 10-2.

The u15s celebrated last week’s clinching of the Division One title with an emphatic 6-0 win over third-placed Barnsley Ladies with goals from Kirsty Nelthorpe 2, Emma Gardner, Jess Hassall, Kelsey Douglas and Toyah Perry.

Lass of the Grass award went to Chloe Dean.

The u16s could celebrated securing second after coming back from 2-0 down at Aston Swallownest before running out as 4-2 victors thanks to two goals apiece from Libby Challinor and Caitlin Gunnell.

The u18s hosted Dronfield Town Reds at Ryecroft Road and were faced with the prospect of seeing the visitors line-up with only nine players.

Lori Hudson opened the scoring for the Belles on 11 seconds with the hosts being 3 goals to the good inside five minutes before finally running out 7-0 winners.

The Belles scorers were Lori Hudson 3, Laura Green 2, Holly Housley and Megan Gower.