Football: Belles are on the Ball against Handsworth

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A hat trick from Ellie Ball helped Belles’ under-11s Reds on their way to a 4-0 win over Handsworth, writes Chris Wright.

Jennie Warren was also on target for the side.

Meanwhile the under-11s Whites travelled to Sheffield FC, coming away with an 8-1 defeat.

An under-strengthened Belles, who only had six players, battled hard against their South Yorkshire counterparts. Ellie Teager was Doncaster’s scorer.

The under-13s dropped a player to face 10-man Hemsworth Town Terriers at Balby Carr, winning 17-0, to put them top of their league.

At half time Hemsworth’s ‘keeper had to leave so Doncaster again dropped a player to make it a fair contest, however, Doncaster proved too strong as positions were shuffled around and goalkeeper Emily Connor (playing as a stand-in striker) scored two of their goals.

The under-14s overtook second-placed Dronfield Town by beating them 5-1.

Star for the Belles was Jordan Cheetham who recorded a hat-trick for the side.

The under-16s are looking to improve on their performance against Sheffield United Junior Blades, despite grinding out a 2-1 victory.

Rowan Newman and KD Roberts scored for the Belles.

The under-18s rallied against Barnsley Ladies Blues with two goals in two minutes from Holly Housley and Amy Booth for 2-1.

The SHWCFL side didn’t have a match this weekend which gave a couple of players the opportunity to augment the ranks of the NERWFL side.

Amy Blinkhorn was the star for the Belles on Sunday afternoon as she bagged both goals in a 2-1 win over Handsworth Ladies at Balby Carr.

The visitors managed to score in the last couple of minutes to make for an interesting finale but the hosts held on to move up to 5th place in the NERWFL Division 1 South.

On behalf of the Belles first team’s managerial changes, Wright said: “The club wishes John Buckley well for the future.

“It goes without saying that the Juniors welcome Julie Chipchase’s appointment (as director of football) and we very much look forward to working with her and the new board to take the club forward.”