Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Market Warsop Ladies 3 v Retford United Ladies 0 Notts Girls and Ladies League (Senior), League Cup Final

Wednesday 10th May 2017
Notts Girls & Ladies League (Senior), League Cup Final
at Calverton Miners Welfare
Market Warsop Ladies (2) 3
Shelley Marriott-Smith 28
Kelly Clayton (pen) 31
Abbey Hawkins 88
Retford United Ladies (0) 0
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Market Warsop Ladies beat Retford United in tonight's final, in a convincing fashion, to add the League Cup to the League title and subsequent promotion to the East Midlands Ladies League that they have already won this season.
Shelley Marriott Smoth set the ball rolling in the twenty eighth minute, when she squeezed the ball just inside the right hand post, amidst a goalmouth scramble in the Badgers six yard box and three minutes later, Kelly Clayton, emphatically smashed the ball home from the penalty spot after she had been fouled inside the area to double the advantage.
Late in the game, Abbey Hawkins took advantage of a misplaced clearance to add a third goal for Market Warsop, who who now be relishing the prospect of competing at a higher level next term, following their successful 2016-17 season.
Good luck to them, as they look to strengthen their squad for the new challenge that lays ahead.
A predominantly young Retford United side will have picked up some invaluable experience tonight and evidently have the makings of a very good side, who won't be far off from challenging for silverware again next year.
FT: Market Warsop Ladies 3 v Retford United Ladies 0
Congratulations are also due to Market Warsop's Jodie Ellis who finished the season as the league's top goalscorer.