Doncaster Belles: Champions keep perfect run going

Belles u15s. Photo: Malcolm Billingham
Belles u15s. Photo: Malcolm Billingham
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Another clean sheet and a further three points helped Doncaster Belles’ u15s towards their 16th win out of 16 in a championship-winning season, writes Nigel Watson.

However, it did not go all according to plan for the league winners as they took on a spirited Barnsley side with Doncaster struggling with the elements in the first half.

Their South Yorkshire rivals showed some neat touches in midfield with Doncaster ‘keeper Sam Boulton having to come off her line to clear a dangerous throughball.

It needed two quality strikes from Kirsty Nelthorpe to give Donny a 2-0 interval lead - the first a bullet header followed by a lob.

Doncaster gave a better second half performance as Jess Hassall broke free to score in the opening minutes.

The Barnsley ‘keeper gave a good display but was stranded with further strikes from Toyah Perry, Kelsey Douglas and Emma Gardner. Lass of the Grass was Chloe Dean.