Daniel’s hat-trick de­stroys Shrop­shire

Nottingham Post - - SPORT -

NOT­TING­HAMSHIRE Un­der 16 Girls’ Squad, a joint venture be­tween the County Schools’ As­so­ci­a­tion and Notts FA, started their sea­son with a 4-2 vic­tory over Shrop­shire at Dunkirk FC in the first round of the English Schools’ County Cham­pi­onship.

After a wor­ry­ing start in which a mis­di­rected back pass went to an op­po­si­tion striker, who squan­dered the chance, Not­ting­hamshire took the lead in the third minute when An­nalise Daniel fin­ished a neat in­ter­play of passes.

The vis­i­tors looked dan­ger­ous on the break but sound de­fen­sive work from cen­tre-backs Court­ney Caunt and Jewel Fran­cis-cross­ley, and full­backs Neave Archer and Imo­gen Lunn, kept them at bay un­til a minute be­fore the in­ter­val when Shrop­shire equalised.

In the sec­ond half, Eden Burch shot into the cor­ner of the net to re­store the lead, be­fore a pow­er­ful run by Daniel ended with her round­ing the keeper and shoot­ing into an empty net.

A through ball was lobbed over keeper So­phie Towle to keep Shrop­shire in the game but Notts rounded off a much im­proved sec­ond-half per­for­mance as Daniel’s su­perb curl­ing shot com­pleted her hat-trick and con­firmed Not­ting­hamshire’s place in the sec­ond round.

They will be away to ei­ther Stafford­shire or Greater Manch­ester. Be­fore that they meet Lin­colnshire at Colling­ham FC in the Mid­land Coun­ties League (East­ern Di­vi­sion) on Wed­nes­day (7.15pm kick-off).

Six schools from Not­ting­hamshire in­clud­ing one from the City have reached the third round of the English Schools’ FA Playsta­tion Un­der 13 Cup.

Rush­cliffe led the way with a 14-0 suc­cess at Long Ea­ton School while Red­hill Academy (Arnold) ran them close by beat­ing Joseph Whi­taker (Rain­worth) 12-3. White­hall hit six, Kokki­nos added two more, while Mcguigan-lock­ley, Coleman, Slater and an own goal com­pleted the rout.

Nestora Kemabo scored four for the Becket School (Wil­ford) in their 8-2 win at Christ the King (Arnold). Oak­ley Kennedy and Do­minik Tyrko both net­ted two apiece.

Blue­coat Wol­la­ton from As­p­ley de­feated Arnold Hill 4-0 with Cameron Mo­hammed, Ash­ley Nk and Mel Sharpe (two) on tar­get. One of the clos­est games came at West Park School (Derby) where Carl­tonle-wil­lows reached round three with a 4-3 suc­cess.

West Bridg­ford and Toot Hill (Bing­ham) pro­duced a tighter match with the for­mer lead­ing 2-1 at half­time. Toothill scored to take the game into ex­tra time which pro­duced no fur­ther goals. Bridg­ford went through 4-2 on penal­ties.

In round three, four of the county schools have been drawn to­gether with Blue­coat Wol­la­ton at home to Rush­cliffe and West Bridg­ford meet­ing Becket. Other ties are Red­hill v Tup­ton Hall (North-east Der­byshire) and Carl­ton-le-wil­lows v Branston Com­mu­nity Academy (Lin­coln and Gains­bor­ough).

Next Satur­day, the Not­ting­hamshire Fi­nals of the Re­pro­tec seven-a-side tour­na­ment for Un­der 11 school teams will take place at Sut­ton Lawns, start­ing at 9.30am.

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